Ecuador has accused the UK of making a "threat" to enter its embassy in London to arrest Wikileaks' Julian Assange.
Mr Assange took refuge at the embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he denies.
Ecuador's foreign minister said a decision on his bid for political asylum would be announced later.
The Foreign Office says it can lift the embassy's diplomatic status to fulfil a "legal obligation" to extradite him.
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