Pompeo is confident of moving Assange to the United States

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that Britain will leave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to stand trial for espionage.

“We have made the request and will then be deported to the United States where the judiciary is pursuing it,” Pompeo said in a statement on Sunday.

“I can not give any additional comments, but my government believes it is important that justice be done by this man who posed a threat to the world and offered American soldiers at risk,” said the foreign minister, who met on Saturday with President Lenin Moreno during a visit to Ecuador.

The British news agency AFP that the British Secretary of State for Europe and the US continent, Alan Duncan, during a visit to Ecuador a week ago, that Assange will not go to a country where he could face the death penalty.

The United States accuses Assange of espionage and demanded his extradition, and the British judiciary is expected to consider US demand by the end of February 2020.

The US federal judiciary allows the death penalty for crimes that require it, including espionage.

The United States has 18 charges for Assange, and if found guilty, he could be sentenced to 175 years in jail, most of which involve obtaining and publishing highly classified military and diplomatic documents.

In 2012, Assange took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he remained until April 11, 2019, when the British police arrested him with the consent of Ecuador.

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