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Britain to maintain existing EU sanctions even after no-deal Brexit

Britain will continue to enforce European Union economic sanctions when it leaves the bloc on March 29, even if it does not secure an exit deal, the government said on Friday. “If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, we will look to carry over all EU sanctions at the time of our departure,” the government said in one of a series of technical papers on its preparations in case Brexit talks break down, Reuters reports. Britain said it would work with the EU to enforce new sanctions after it leaves the EU, where it was in their mutual interest.