New - US State Department urges UK/EU to stay within “existing mechanisms” of #Brexit #NorthernIreland protocol ahead of key announcement by Boris Johnson tomorrow @StateDeptSpox
“It's something that we are watching" says US State Department on UK announcement on #NorthernIreland protocol. "We encourage them to negotiate within the existing mechanisms when differences do arise.”
“We’ve consistently said that we welcome the provisions in both the trade and cooperation agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol between the UK and the European Union which importantly protect the gains of the Belfast/ Good Friday Agreement" - @StateDeptSpox @StateDept
*Update* - more reaction from #Biden administration today on announcement by London on #NorthernIreland protocol.

@StateDeptSpox reiterates that parties should negotiate “within existing mechanisms” and avoid unilateral action
“President #Biden has been nothing but unequivocal in his support for the Belfast and the Good Friday Agreement, which was an historic agreement at the time, remains significant and incredibly important" says @nedprice on #NorthernIreland protocol
“We support a close relationship between the UK and the EU and between all communities in Northern Ireland as well, and we continue to encourage the parties to negotiate within existing mechanisms and to avoid unilateral actions" - US State Department

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