June 13, 2018 / 12:38 PM / in 4 months

German minister senses British "nervousness", but sees no path to undo Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said there were growing signs of British nervousness at being isolated in a more uncertain international environment but that he saw no immediate sign of Britain revisiting its decision to leave the European Union.

“I think the British noticed that ... it’s changing with the U.S., they aren’t quite as close as before,” he said. “And now they aren’t going to be EU members either, and the EU has made it clear that things won’t be the same.”

“There is a certain nervous realisation of loneliness there,” he added. “But from all that I see and hear, I don’t currently see a path or a possibility of going back on (Brexit).”

Maas added that he had welcomed the continuing close cooperation between Britain, France and Germany over Europe’s response to the United States’ decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Michelle Martin

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