September 24, 2019 / 4:20 PM / a month ago

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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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