Earlier today it was reported that the Ecuadorian Embassy was seeking a Mediator or third party negotiator to help get Assange out of the Embassy and back to Sweden. The United Kingdom according to Wikileaks has refused this request based on pressure put on them by the United States Government. This is a developing story.
UK refuses Ecuadorian offer of mediation "The Government of Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice."
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 9, 2018