The Biden administration sent a message to Liz Truss on her second day in office warning against “Efforts to Destroy Northern Ireland protocol”.
warning came from the pulpit in in the White House briefing room, where press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about new British prime minister farms first Telephone call with Joe Biden and US-UK trade deal was discussed.
Northern Ireland was not mentioned in question, but Jean-Pierre brought it up However.
“There is no formal link on trade negotiations between the USA and Great Britain and Northern Ireland protocol, as we have already said, but attempts to destroy Northern Ireland protocol won’t create a favorable environment, and that’s basically where we are in in dialogueJean-Pierre said.
“Doesn’t help trade deal” is the established position of the administration on British threats led by Truss pass legislation that denies of Northern Ireland protocol.
protocol this is a UK deal with EU on how settle Brexit with the open border between the two Irelands established by the 1998 Good Friday Peace Agreement. The US assisted in this agreement, and there is adamant bipartisan opposition to any move it could put him at risk.
Truss is determined support for the defense capability of Ukraine is welcomed in Washington, but her position on in protocol regarded as the main annoyance in bilateral relations.
The White House was taken by surprise by Truss’s announcement. announcement in May when she was a foreign secretary what government will continue with legislation that would rewrite parts of in protocol, in way that is widely considered to be a violation of international law. Boris Johnson assured Biden team is not decision was taken.
Legislation is gaining momentum way through parliament and the US warned government don’t put it on vote or risk gap with both the US and the EU.
Tension was evident in clear differences between official Accounts of Truss-Biden phone call. downing street version said they “agreed on Importance of defense of the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday).
The White House report said they “discussed their shared commitment to protecting advances.” of Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Importance of reaching an agreed agreement with European Union on Northern Ireland protocol”.
Addressing parliament on Truss said on Wednesday: “I prefer for agreed solution, but it should provide all of That we set out in Northern Ireland protocol account, and what we can’t allow is for drift this situation.”
U.S. officials welcomed her stated preference for negotiations, and a message delivered from the White House on Wednesday was meant to keep her from giving up on them, warning tenor of relationships may be in jeopardy.
Asked if Biden and Truss will meet at the UN general meeting later this month, Jean-Pierre said, “We don’t have a meeting or anything. like What to read out at the moment.”