U.S. Secretary of State Kerry says Brexit "may never happen"

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the decision made by the British voters in favor of their country leaving the EU "may never be implemented."

Source: AFP, Tanjug
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(Tanjug/AP, file)
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Kerry made this statement on Tuesday, a day after he met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London.

AFP said Kerry described Cameron as "feeling powerless" and "loathe to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty."

"This is a very complicated divorce," Kerry said, adding:

"Cameron feels powerless - and I think this is a fair conclusion - to go out and start negotiating a thing that he doesn't believe in and he has no idea how he would do it. And by the way, nor do most of the people who voted to do it."

The U.S. official, who was taking part in the Aspen Ideas Festival, was then asked by moderator "if this meant the Brexit decision could be walked back and if so how," AFP reported.

"I think there are a number of ways. I don't as secretary of state want to throw them out today. I think that would be a mistake. But there are a number of ways," Kerry replied.

According to the French agency, "Washington has long supported a strong role for its British ally in the European project, and was dismayed when British voters chose last week to quit the Union."

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