U.S. says, after Rousseff's removal, that strong relations with Brazil will continue

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby speaks about a hostage situation at a restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, during a press briefing in Washington DC, U.S. July 1, 2016. State TV/via Reuters TV

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is confident that its strong bilateral relations with Brazil will continue, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday after Brazil’s Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office.

Spokesman John Kirby also told a news briefing that Brazil’s democratic institutions had acted within the country’s constitutional framework.

Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech