Britain is upholding Northern Irish peace, PM Johnson's spokesman says after Biden comments

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is taking legislative measures to protect Northern Irish peace, his spokesman said on Thursday after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom.

Asked for a response to Biden’s comments, the spokesman said: “The PM has been clear throughout that we are taking these steps to precisely make sure that the Belfast Agreement is upheld in all circumstances and any harmful defaults do not inadvertently come into play.”

“We will continue to engage with our U.S. partners to ensure that our position is understood.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Sarah Young