The U.K. and Ecuador made no breakthrough today in talks on the impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as the fugitive anti-secrecy advocate marks one year holed up in the Andean country’s London embassy.
Top U.S. national security officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met at the White House today on U.S. policy toward Syria, according to a U.S. official.
Foreign Secretary William Hague dismissed as “baseless” accusations that British intelligence services tried to circumvent the law by accessing information about U.K. citizens obtained from a U.S. surveillance program.
U.K. lawmaker Richard Ottaway who chairs Parliament’s cross-party Foreign Affairs Committee wrote to Foreign Secretary William Hague asking him to clarify whether he agrees with U.S. policy to “do whatever is necessary” to prevent Iran from accessing nuclear weapons.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said “confusion” on the part of the South African government was at the heart of a dispute over U.K. plans to end 19 million pounds ($30 million) a year of aid to Africa’s largest economy in 2015.