Blog: Biden warns UK on Brexit: No trade deal unless you respect Northern Irish peace deal – Reuters UK

FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks about his plans to develop and distribute a safe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine if elected president, during a campaign statement after being briefed by public health experts in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal or there will be no U.S. trade deal.

“We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit,” Biden said in a tweet.

“Any trade deal between the U.S. and U.K. must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Sarah Young

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