U.S. offers to mediate U.K.-EU divorce battle as Kerry visits Brussels, London

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014. Kerry squarely blamed Russian agents on Tuesday for separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to lay the groundwork for military action like in Crimea.   REUTERS/Larry Downing   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014. Kerry squarely blamed Russian agents on Tuesday for separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to lay the groundwork for military action like in Crimea. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)

{BNN/BRUSSELS, Belgium}  – The U.S. has reportedly offered to be mediator between U.K. and EU’s legal proceedings, following Britain’s exit from the 60-year-old bloc.

According to reports, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid an impromptu visit to both London and Brussels in an attempt to urge both sides to adopt a “sensible” and “thoughtful” approach to their divorce proceedings.

It was added that Kerry is expected to call on other member states not to follow in Britain’s footsteps, and added that, “An EU united and strong is our preference for a partner to be able to work on the important issues that face us today.”

Ahead of his trip Kerry reportedly said, “The most important thing is that all of us as leaders work together to provide as much continuity, as much stability, as much certainty as possible… I am absolutely convinced … that we will be able to work through this in a sensible, thoughtful way.”

Further, the U.S. administration’s efforts under President Barack Obama are reportedly expected to be focused on dealing with widening schisms in the region, in order to keep the EU intact and prevent damage from spilling over to NATO.

However, reports added that Kerry claimed Brexit would not impact the summit of the NATO military alliance planned next month in Warsaw, adding that he predicts “even stronger NATO going forward.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reportedly echoed Kerry’s thoughts, saying that, “After the U.K. decided to leave the European Union I think that NATO has become even more important as a platform for cooperation between Europe and North America but also defence and security cooperation between European NATO allies

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