UK foreign minister Johnson says he will not resign
September 19, 2017 | 7:41 PM
by Reuters
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at a meeting to discuss the Rohingya situation during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 18, 2017. Photo - Reuters

London: Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said he was not going to resign, when questioned on Tuesday following reports that he could quit before the weekend if his Brexit demands were not met by Prime Minister Theresa May.

May is due to make a speech on Brexit on Friday and the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that close friends of Johnson believe he will have no choice but to walk away if she advocates permanently paying for access to the EU's single market.

Speaking in New York, Johnson was asked by reporters if he planned to resign in footage aired by Sky News. "No ... Of course not, we're going to deliver a fantastic Brexit," he said.

"We're working together, and the key thing is to make sure Britain can take advantage of the opportunities that Brexit provides."

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