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    Brexit to Have Minimal Immediate Negative Effect on US National Security

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    Concerns for the national security in the United States (US) due to the United Kingdom (UK) referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) are minimal, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom voted on Thursday to leave the European Union, sending aftershocks across Europe and the Atlantic. The US vice president admitted Friday that Washington preferred a different outcome.

    “The immediate security implications are probably relatively few and certainly we will do all we can to make sure the areas in which we’re cooperating — counterterrorism — remain solid," Rice was quoted as saying by the Polico newspaper.

    She added that the UK played “a critical role” in counterterrorism efforts, first and foremost in the campaign to take down Daesh, a terrorist organization banned in the US, Russia and many other countries.

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