Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed
that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far
back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis.
The founder of WikiLeaks took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in 2012. The premises remain under siege 24 hours a day by a large team of police to prevent Assange from ever stepping foot outside, at a cost to taxpayers that now exceeds £12 million.