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“This could be resolved tomorrow if the United Kingdom gave him the safe-conduct,” Correa was quoted as saying on Tuesday by Mexico's state-run Notimex news agency, referring to the pass Assange would need to leave the embassy without being arrested to face extradition.
Assange told a press conference on Monday that he “will be leaving the embassy soon”, after media reported he was suffering from a potentially life-threatening heart defect, a chronic lung condition and high blood pressure.
He said he considered Sweden's accusations a pretext to eventually sending him to the United States, which is seeking to get hold of Assange for leaking classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.
Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, said during the press conference in London it was time to free Julian Assange and respect his rights.
“This situation must come to an end. Two years is simply too long,” Patino said, adding that Assange would be offered continuing “protection”.