Ecuador's president has said Britain has "given up" a threat to enter the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Julian Assange, bringing to an end a diplomatic row between the countries.
President Rafael Correa said at a press conference on Sunday: "We consider this unfortunate incident over, after a grave diplomatic error by the British in which they said they would enter our embassy."
Ecuador's government said it had received "a communication from the British Foreign Office which said that there was no threat to enter the embassy," reported Reuters.
The UK government had warned that it can legally enter the embassy and arrest Mr Assange under the 1987 Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act, but Foreign Secretary William Hague has said there is no intention to "storm" the building.
The British government has always denied making the threat which sparked the row.
The Foreign Office said a letter aimed at "calming things down" had been sent to the Ecuadorian embassy on Friday, reported the BBC.
Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over claims of sexual assault. However he fears he will be extradited to America over his controversial website if he leaves the UK.
The latest development in relations between Ecuador and Britain mean talks over the future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, could be resumed. He has been holed up in the building for the past two months, but on Thursday one Ecuadorian official said "He can stay here for eight years... two centuries. However long he wants."
The UK government has made it clear the Australian activist will be arrested and extradited if he steps outside the building after jumping bail. On Saturday secret police documents revealed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be arrested "under any circumstances" if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy.