Download document: Ecuador leadership on Assange, Congressman Salmon 2013.11.20
Appeared in article: “Secret emails reveal Ecuador’s high-level campaign to win U.S. hearts and minds,” February 9, 2016.
Background & context
President Correa and his ambassador to Washington discussed bilateral relations with the U.S., President Obama’s desire for no more sanctions on Iran, Ecuador’s sanctuary for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and other issues.
Ambassador Cely responded that Congressman Matt Salmon, then chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, expressed interest in visiting Ecuador. She seemed to dismiss Salmon as a Tea Party figure, albeit representing a significant political wing in Congress.