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Wikileaks: "siege" on Ecuadorian embassy shows Americans "gave tacit approval" to Libya attack

Whistleblowing organisation later deletes offending tweet.

The Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photo: Getty

The "siege" on the Ecuadorian embassy in London contributed to the attack on the US embassy in Libya which left the American ambassador dead, Wikileaks claimed yesterday.

Around 11pm last night, the @wikileaks account tweeted:

After the comment provoked a negative reaction, it was deleted and replaced with:

This was followed minutes later by:

This was followed by an explanation that the word "tacit" was "rare" and was "being misinterpreted"