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Assange's lawyer to talk to police about warrant

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Assange is wanted on a Swedish arrest warrant
  • His lawyer plans to talk to police, then decide with Assange how to proceed

(CNN) -- The British lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday he planned to talk with London police about an arrest warrant out for his client.

Mark Stephens siad he planned to finish talks with London's Metropolitan Police mid-morning Tuesday, after which he and Assange will decide their course of action.

Swedish authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Assange so they can talk to him about sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents.