WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he stands by an offer to be extradited to the United States now that Chelsea Manning is being released.

Mr Assange said last week he would accept extradition if Manning, a former military intelligence analyst in Iraq, was freed.

Outgoing US President Barack Obama commuted the bulk of Manning's sentence just days before he is to leave office.

Manning was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison after a military court conviction of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks.

Speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London via social media, Mr Assange signalled there would be "many discussions" on his future before Manning leaves prison in May.

He welcomed Mr Obama's decision to free the former soldier jailed for handing over classified documents to the anti-secrecy organisation.

The transgender former intelligence analyst, born Bradley Manning, said she had passed on government and military documents to raise awareness about the impact of war.

Mr Assange, who has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy since the summer of 2012 for fear of being extradited to the US, praised campaigners for their role in the decision.

He was interviewed in the embassy in November in the presence of prosecutors from Sweden, where he faces a sex allegation.

He denies the claims, but insists he faces extradition to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks if he leaves the embassy.