Julian Assange can stay in embassy as long as he does not interfere in politics

Lenín Moreno, the president of Ecuador, has confirmed Julian Assange can stay in the country’s London embassy as long as he follows certain ‘conditions’.

Assange’s asylum status will not be under threat as long as he does not talk about or interfere in politics.

If Assange fails to follow these rules and insists on voicing his political opinions on Twitter, then Mr Moreno said his government would ‘take a decision’, Deutsche Welle reported.

Lenín Moreno, the president of Ecuador, has confirmed Julian Assange can stay in the country’s London embassy as long as he follows certain ‘conditions’

Lenín Moreno, the president of Ecuador (right), has confirmed Julian Assange (left) can stay in the country’s London embassy as long as he follows certain ‘conditions’

‘Let’s not forget the conditions of his asylum prevent him from speaking about politics or intervening in the politics of other countries. That’s why we cut his communication,’ the president added.

The WikiLeaks founder has remained in the country’s London embassy for almost six years with his communication system being suspended by Ecuador in March.

Mr Moreno’s interview comes amid reports that the country had bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect Assange.

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