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Hague is a concern.

* SIR - Leaving William Hague in charge of the asylum, in David Cameron's absence, is not without its hiccups.

To date Hague's record as Foreign Secretary has been reasonable, especially with his international standing on the Syrian genocide.

However, his handling of the matter of WikiLeaks fugitive Julian Assange is a matter of grave concern. It is no secret that constant pressure on our government by the US State Department to get Assange, by fair means of foul, is ongoing.

A street poll asking where Ecuador is, would no doubt reveal some varied answers. Ecuador is not an insignificant country on the world scale of nations. Dominated for centuries, economically, by the USA, it is nevertheless a sovereign state.

To invade its London embassy, would break the golden vote of democracy, that the embassy soil is sacrosanct to its particular flag. To also threaten the right of passage is not what happened when the Blair/Gaddafi arrangement allowed the killer of WPC Yvonne Fletcher to exit the Libyan Embassy.

Nikita Khrushchev's famous query as to how many divisions did the Pope have, indicated his intrigue of the geo-political power of the Vatican.

Ecuador may be weak and small, but I have a feeling they will resist being pushed around. JOSEPH PROFIT Merthyr Tydfil
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:3ECUD
Date:Aug 24, 2012
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