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Ecuador president says Julian Assange will be questioned over alleged sexual assaults

(Left photo): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reacts during a press conference, where he confirmed he 'will be leaving the embassy soon', in the Ecuadorian Embassy on August 18, 2014 in London, England. (Right photo): Ecuador's President Rafael Corrrea speaks during a meeting with the foreign press, in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.  (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

(Left photo): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reacts during a press conference, where he confirmed he 'will be leaving the embassy soon', in the Ecuadorian Embassy on August 18, 2014 in London, England. (Right photo): Ecuador's President Rafael Corrrea speaks during a meeting with the foreign press, in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be questioned shortly at Ecuador's embassy in London, the president of the South American country said Wednesday.

President Rafael Correa told reporters in Quito that questions submitted by Swedish prosecutors will be asked of Assange by Ecuadorean officials "in the coming days." The questions relate to accusations of sexual assault made by two women.

"This is finally going to happen, what could have been done three years ago," Correa said.

The Associated Press attempted to reach Swedish officials for comment on whether they accept the conditions Correa described but it was late in the day.

Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden and has been confined there since.

He claims the investigation is a pretext and that Sweden would hand him over to the United States.

Assange angered U.S. officials by publishing reams of leaked diplomatic cables and sensitive war-related documents.

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