US House Speaker: US-UK trade deal will fail in Congress if Brexit impedes open Irish border

US House Speaker: US-UK trade deal will fail in Congress if Brexit impedes open Irish border
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Any trade deal between the United States and the UK will fail in Congress if Britain's withdrawal from the EU imperils the Good Friday agreement between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, APA reports referring to Sputnik.

"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.

In late July, US officials warned that future trade deals between the UK and US are at risk of being blocked by US Congress if a no-deal Brexit jeopardises the Good Friday agreement.

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