U.S. will stand be steadfast ally to Britain as Brexit takes shape: Tillerson

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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 12:39 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will stand by Britain as it exits the European Union, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday after a meeting with British foreign minister Boris Johnson in London.

"While Brexit does present unique challenges to the British people, please know that you have a steadfast ally in the United States," Tillerson said at a news conference.

"We will stand by our ally as Brexit continues to take shape. We look forward to continuing this long relationship."

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(Reporting by William James, writing Kylie MacLellan; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)