(CNN) - Ecuador's foreign minister says his government has made a decision on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request for asylum and will announce it Thursday morning.
In a televised address Wednesday, Ricardo Patiño said that the Ecuadoran government had received a written notice from British authorities that they would "assault" the country's embassy in London if Ecuadoran authorities failed to hand over Assange to British authorities.
In response, a spokesperson for Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said "The UK has a legal obligation to extradite Mr. Assange to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sexual offenses and we... remain determined to fulfill this obligation."
WikiLeaks condemned the British stance in a statement released early Thursday.
Today on "Early Start," Atika Shubert responds on the back and forth between the two countries over extraditing Assange.