The issue concerns the fate of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who is holed up in their Embassy at Knightsbridge in London since 2012.
"On December 20, the Foreign Ministry via its embassy in London requested the British Foreign Office consider accrediting Mr. Assange as a diplomatic agent in Ecuador's mission in the United Kingdom", Espinosa said.
Ecuador says latest attempt to end Assange impasse failed
Assange has refused to step outside the embassy and claimed he fears being extradited to the United States, for WikiLeaks' publication of leaked secret U.S. military documents and diplomatic cables in 2010.
After a year in which Ecuador's president has spoken out against Assange, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said she hoped to find a solution to his dilemma.More news: Kizzire prevails in marathon playoff to win Sony Open
"No solution will be achieved without worldwide cooperation and the cooperation of the United Kingdom, which has also shown interest in seeking a way out", said Ms. Espinosa, .
The move came as the minister said there were credible threats to Assange's life from third-party states. Apparently, the embassy staff had a hard time putting up with Assange's manners which included eating with his hands, and wiping it off on his trousers, and not washing properly. Ecuador granted him political asylum in 2012 under the authority of the 1951 Refugee Convention.More news: Patriots Headed To Seventh Consecutive AFC Championship Game After Win Over Titans
For some, Assange is a cyber hero for exposing government abuses of power and championing free speech but to others he is a criminal who has undermined the security of the West by exposing secrets.
Assange gained worldwide recognition for publishing thousands of classified USA documents through his website, WikiLeaks. Assange denied the allegations and called the investigation a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the United States to face prosecution under the Espionage Act.More news: Haitian community plans protest against President Trump in Palm Beach County
"Whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail", Sessions said at a press briefing.