Pelosi vows to thwart US-UK trade deal if Brexit risks Irish peace Aug 15, 2019 0 654 12345 Washington: The top Democrat in the US Congress warned on Wednesday that lawmakers would block a trade pact with Britain if its exit from the EU undermines Northern Ireland’s peace accord. President Donald Trump and senior advisors to Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson have spoken recently of fast-tracking a bilateral trade deal once Brexit is complete. But any such agreement would need the green light from Congress, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- Trump’s political nemesis on Capitol Hill -- made clear she would not play ball if the Irish peace deal were put at risk. “Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday Agreement, including the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland,” Pelosi said in a statement. “If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress. 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 United States Congress,” she said. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES ‘Collaborators’ are undermining Britain’s Brexit bet, says PM Aug 15, 2019 0 302 Mexico detains over 46,000 migrants in two months Aug 15, 2019 0 1085 Mexico pushes US to designate El Paso shooting an act of terrorism Aug 15, 2019 0 547 Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Salvini Rome: Spanish humanitarian ship Open Arms headed for Lampedusa on Wednesday with 147 rescued migrants on board after a judge in Rome suspended far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s decree banning them from ..