The United Kingdom and Ecuador are holding high-level talks over the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, the Times reported. 

The talks are taking place ahead of the new head of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno’s visit to Britain, who has called Assange "an inherited problem" and "a stone in the shoe”, the source noted.

According to sources close to Wikileaks CEO, they know nothing about the negotiations. The US can exert pressure on the authorities of Ecuador, the sources added.