South American leaders at Unasur
South American leaders join their hands after declaring their support for the government of Ecuador to grant asylum to whomever they wish. Reuters

The Union of South American Nations decided to join in the merry dance of countries on Monday that are concerned about the fate of computer hacker and WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange.

Assange, who is Australian, is currently residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK, wanted for crimes in Sweden, and may or may not have already been indicted in the US.

Meanwhile both Australian and the US have said nothing about the situation, and this latest pronouncement may have just soured a chance Britain may have had at establish a market in South America.

The Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, released a statement expressing their "solidarity and support for the government of Ecuador," and reiterating "the rights of states to concede asylum" to whomever they wish.

They also condemned the alleged threats of the UK to break into the Ecuadorian embassy and forcibly arrest Assange, by citing "the principle of international law, by which the UK cannot hold to domestic law in order not to abide by an obligation of international law."

However, they did not outright endorse Ecuador's decision to take in Assange.

The US has yet to make any noise on this case, despite Assange's reported fears that Britain truly means to extradite him to the US, where he could face the death penalty. Britain, meanwhile, may be feeling slighted over this, as the UK has recently been trying to establish new markets in South America, according to the UK outlet