Washington — US House speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened on Wednesday to block any future bilateral trade agreement between the US and the UK if Brexit puts at risk the accord that brought an end to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

“If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The peace of the Good Friday agreement is treasured by the American people and will be fiercely defended on a bicameral and bipartisan basis in the US Congress.”..

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