Ecuador's Correa: No decision yet on Assange
A pedestrian walks past a photograph of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, placed by supporters across the street from the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy in June in an attempt to gain political asylum to prevent him from being extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) / Lefteris Pitarakis
Correa said via Twitter on Tuesday that a "rumor of asylum for Assange is false. A decision has not yet been made. I am awaiting a report from the Foreign Ministry."
Britain's Guardian newspaper had earlier quoted an unnamed Ecuadorean official as saying asylum had been granted for the Australian.
Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning for alleged sexual misconduct.
Correa said Monday that he hoped to make a decision this week.
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