April 2, 2019 / 7:19 PM / 8 months ago

We need clarity, France and Germany tell UK after May seeks further Brexit delay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Germany and France called for more clarity from London on Tuesday after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would seek a further delay to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

“I’m tempted to say let us know if something changes,” said France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian at a joint press conference the two held in New York. “Three years after their decision, the British must come up with a clear line because otherwise, sadly, it’ll be a hard Brexit in coming days.”

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas declined to comment on the request for an extension but urged London to move swiftly: “That we’re long past five after midnight - they must know that in London, too.”

This story corrects location of press conference to New York, not the United Nations in 2nd paragraph.)

Reporting by Michelle Nichols in New York, writing by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Gareth Jones

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