The Staggers 13 September 2012 Wikileaks: "siege" on Ecuadorian embassy shows Americans "gave tacit approval" to Libya attack Whistleblowing organisation later deletes offending tweet. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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: By the US accepting the UK threat to storm the Ecuadorian embassy in London it helped to normalize attacks on embassies. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) September 12, 2012 This was followed minutes later by: By the UK threatening to breach the Ecuadorian embassy in London it helped to normalize attacks on embassies, in general. It must retract. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) September 12, 2012 This was followed by an explanation that the word "tacit" was "rare" and was "being misinterpreted" We have deleted and rephrased a previous tweet with the word 'tacit' in it, since the word is rare and was being misinterpreted. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) September 12, 2012 › Morning Call: pick of the papers The Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photo: Getty Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!