March 28, 2017 / 11:24 AM / in a year

U.S. wiretap allegations have not harmed ties: UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s relationship with the United States has not been harmed by unproven claims made on a U.S. television station that it helped eavesdrop on Donald Trump, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks to reporters after chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

“It has certainly done no lasting damage to our relationship, certainly not to the special relationship, and certainly not to intelligence sharing, which of course will carry on between our countries,” Johnson told parliament.

Earlier this month, Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency dismissed the allegations, made by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano, as “utterly ridiculous”.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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