As Britain’s negotiations with Brussels on Brexit are underway, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has commented on the Brexit negotiations, relations with Moscow and the Iran nuclear deal.
“Some of the sums that I heard spoken of were in my view were eye-watering… and they were far too high, now the figure I heard was 100 billion euros,” he told the House of Commons.
According to media reports, the European Union could demand from the United Kingdom up to 100 billion euros ($119 billion) as a final payment.
The minister added that it was up to the European Union to look at the UK’s offer on Brexit and make progress.
On Relations With Russia
“In many ways Russia is behaving as though there is indeed a new cold war and our objective is prevent that from getting any worse, to constrain Russia, to make sure we penalize Russia for its malign and destructive activities where they are taking place but also to engage where we can,” Johnson told the House of Commons.
According to the Foreign Secretary, “the UK couldn’t have normal relations with this country [Russia], but we [the UK] understand that we sould keep a dialogue.”
The United Kingdom cannot yet pinpoint any direct Russian cyberattacks against it, Boris Johnson added.
On the Iran Nuclear deal
“The JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ] remains alive, it remains intact and it is our intention on this side of the house and indeed our intention in this government working with our friends and China and Russia as well as with the rest of the European Union to keep that deal alive,” Johnson told the House of Commons.