In a briefing on Air Force One, President Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan warns "any steps that imperil or undermine" the Good Friday Agreement "will not be welcomed by the United States"
Jake Sullivan declines to say if this is what Biden thinks Boris Johnson is doing

He adds that the President is "not issuing threats or ultimatum... he's going to simply convey his deep seated belief that we need to stand behind and protect" the Good Friday Agreement
"President Biden has been crystal clear about his rock solid belief in the Good Friday Agreement as the foundation for peaceful coexistence in Northern Ireland. That agreement must be protected"

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