>> Cat poo and laundry bills. These now the big issues in Julian Assange's long and disputed stay in Ecuador's London Embassy. The country's foreign minister saying it will no longer take his side in talks with the British government. The WikiLeaks founder is suing Ecuador over new conditions placed on his asylum in the embassy.
They require him to pay for medical bills and telephone calls, and to clean up after his pet cat. Here's Mitchy, also known as embassy cat. Assange has also complained that the country refuses to pay his laundry bills. He's been staying at the residence since 2012. That's when British courts ordered his extradition to Sweden to face questioning in a sexual molestation case.
On Tuesday, Ecuador's Foreign Minister told Reuters that the country was running out of patience.>> Ecuador has no responsibility to take any further steps. Of course, at some point if we can facilitate a conversation between Mr. Assange and the British side, we'll do that. But nothing more than that.
We are not Mr. Assange's lawyers, nor are we representatives of the British government. It is a direct relationship that exists between Assange and Great Britain.>> The molestation case against Assange was eventually dropped. But supporters say he still fears he could be arrested and extradited to the United States if he leaves the embassy.
WikiLeaks faces a grand jury investigation there after it published US diplomatic and military secrets.>> An understanding of what