September 24, 2019 / 4:27 PM / a month ago

Johnson says he will respect court's decision on suspending parliament

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would respect a UK court’s decision that he had unlawfully suspended parliament but pledged to move on with Brexit despite the ruling.

Johnson, asked about critics’ calls for him to resign for misleading the Queen over the issue, said he disagreed with the court decision. U.S. President Donald Trump, sitting next to Johnson on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, praised the British leader, said Brexit had to get done, and predicted the United States and Britain could quadruple their trade.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; editing by Grant McCool

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