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G7 summit – live: Biden accuses Boris Johnson of ‘igniting’ tensions in Northern Ireland over Brexit


President Joe Biden addressed troops after landing at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk (AP)

Joe Biden will deliver a Brexit warning to Boris Johnson during his first face-to-face meeting on Thursday before the start of the G7 summit, telling the British Prime Minister not to jeopardize the peace in Northern Ireland.

On his first trip abroad since taking office in January, the US president will meet Mr Johnson at Carbis Bay a day after the end of talks between British and EU officials without a deal.

“President Biden has been very clear about his steadfast belief in the Good Friday Agreement as the foundation for peaceful coexistence in Northern Ireland,” White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters aboard Air Force One.

“Any measure that would endanger or undermine it would not be welcome in the United States. “

Mr Biden’s concern over Northern Ireland was such that Yael Lempert, the top US diplomat in the UK, made a move to London – a formal diplomatic reprimand – for “igniting” tensions, Time reported.

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