WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange was granted diplomatic asylum by Ecuador yesterday. In the hours preceding the announced decision, the British government issued a letter that contained a threat against the Ecuador embassy in London, where Assange has been holed-up for nearly two months. The government indicated it might be willing to invoke a law and revoke the diplomatic immunity of the embassy so it could enter the premise and arrest Assange.

The UK has denied that it made any sort of threat. But, today, the Organization of American States (OAS) met and voted on a resolution to convene the Foreign Ministers of all OAS member countries to respond to this threat in manner that defended the “inviolability” of diplomatic premises.