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Pelosi warns U.S.-UK trade pact won’t pass Congress if Good Friday deal is undermined

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smiles during a news conference in San Salvador, El Salvador, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jessica Orellana

WASHINGTON (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.

“If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a U.S.-UK trade agreement passing the Congress,” the Democratic head of the U.S. House of Representatives added, first reported by Politi

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