Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Friday May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Sweden's top prosecutor Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying it's because there's no possibility of arresting him "in the foreseeable future". The announcement by prosecutor Marianne Ny means the outspoken WikiLeaks leader no longer faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, although British police said he was still wanted for jumping bail in Britain in 2012 .Assange, 45, believes the United States wants him extradited and arrested in connection with WikiLeaks' publication of classified U.S. documents.Assange also said he would be "happy" to discuss the case with the U.S. Department of Justice despite U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying that Assange's arrest was a priority.It's not known if U.S. officials have asked British police to arrest Assange because of a possible sealed U.S. indictment against him.Ny told reporters that prosecutors had been unable to make a full assessment of the case and were not making a finding on whether Assange was guilty or innocent of the allegations.
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