Ecuadorian President: U.S. Visa Denial for UN Forum Unacceptable
Quito, May 23 (PL-RHC) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa described the United States denial of visa to a minister from his government to attend a UN forum as abusive, and made a call to reflect about the location of the international body’s headquarters.
In declarations to journalists in the city of Guayaquil, Correa said: “If those imperial, arrogant U.S. stances continue, we should reflect on it and maybe consider increasing efforts to change the UN headquarters from New York.”
In other news from Ecuador, President Correa ratified Tuesday the sovereign and honorable stance of the Ecuadorian people during a video conference with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which will be included in a new episode of his TV talk show The World Tomorrow.
During the program, broadcast to the world by Russia’s state-run TV network Russia Today, Correa stated that his relationship with the United States has been with much affection and friendship, but within a framework of mutual respect and sovereignty.
Julian Assange’s live-to-tape TV show The World Tomorrow consists of interviews edited down to 26 minutes. According to Assange, the show will be characterized by its “frank and irreverent tone” and will showcase all kinds of guests including “politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists, and visionaries.”