US To Be Britain's "Steadfast Ally" During Brexit Says Tillerson

Speaking in London after discussions with foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Theresa May, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US would be its “steadfast ally”.

At a joint press conference with Mr Johnson, he said: “We continue to welcome the opportunity to work closely with our counterparts in the United Kingdom.

“While Brexit does present unique challenges to the British people, please know that you have a steadfast ally in the United States.

“We will stand by our allies as Brexit continues to take shape and we look forward to continuing this long relationship.”

Mr Johnson has just returned from the Caribbean where he witnessed the joint relief efforts between the UK and the US in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Mr Tillerson said: “The co-operation through that event has been extraordinary. All of us set down our own concerns and said ‘What can we do to help each others’ citizens?’ and we’re very thankful for that."

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