‘We’ll be stead­fast ally’ pledges USA

The Press and Journal (Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY DAVID HUGHES

The United States will be a “stead­fast ally” to the United King­dom dur­ing the Brexit process, Rex Tiller­son has de­clared.

The US Sec­re­tary of State, who was in Lon­don yes­ter­day for talks with Boris John­son and Theresa May, said Wash­ing­ton would stand by Bri­tain as it faces the “unique chal­lenges” of leav­ing the EU.

At a press con­fer­ence with Mr John­son, Mr Tiller­son said: “Whilst Brexit presents unique chal­lenges to the Bri­tish peo­ple, please know that you have a stead­fast ally in the United States.

“We will stand by our ally as Brexit con­tin­ues to take shape.”

The two politi­cians also dis­cussed the JCPOA (Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion) nu­clear deal with Iran.

Asked whether the US would tear up the deal, Mr Tiller­son said the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion was “con­tin­u­ing to re­view and de­velop its pol­icy on Iran” and no de­ci­sion had been made.

Boris John­ston, left, and Rex Tiller­son dur­ing talks

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