August 14, 2019 / 12:20 PM / 3 days ago

U.S. House Speaker says any U.S.-U.K. trade deal cannot undermine Good Friday accord

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.

“Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday Agreement, including the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland,” Pelosi said in a statement. (Reporting by Susan Heavey)

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