UK to publish legal position on N. Ireland trade plan shortly

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British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss delivers a speech at Mansion House in London, Britain, April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) - The British government will publish its legal position on proposed legislation to override parts of the Brexit divorce deal relating to Northern Ireland, foreign secretary Liz Truss told the BBC on Wednesday.

"We are very clear that that is legal under international law and we will publish a legal statement very shortly outlining the government's legal position," she said. She did not specify which day the government would publish the statement.

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Reporting by William James and Farouq Suleiman; editing by James Davey

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