Raab: Britain wants to ease tensions with EU over N. Ireland

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks in Downing street in London on May 27, 2021. (NIKLAS HALLEN / AFP)

Britain wants to ease tensions with the European Union over trade with Northern Ireland, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating a warning that the bloc had to realize the province was part of the United Kingdom.

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"We want tensions eased, we want a flexible, pragmatic approach. What we cannot have is both the Northern Ireland protocol being applied in a very lopsided way or the Good Friday Agreement being undermined as a result of it," he told Sky News at a G7 meeting in southwestern England.