Boris Johnson risks row over UK-US extradition treaty

Boris Johnson risks row with Donald with call for overhaul of 'imbalanced' UK-US extradition treaty amid Transatlantic row over death of Harry Dunn as British officials block inquiry into his alleged 'CIA spy' killer Anne Sacoolas Jeremy Corbyn said the UK's extradition arrangements with US are 'lopsided'  Boris Johnson agreed and said parts of 'imbalanced' treaty need to be reviewed But the premier insisted the treaty had nothing to do with the case of Harry Dunn

By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 13:00 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 16:44 GMT, 12 February 2020

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Boris Johnson risked a major row with Donald  today by claiming the UK's extradition arrangements with the US are 'imbalanced' and suggesting they need to be reviewed.

But the Prime Minister insisted his treaty concerns had nothing to do with a growing Transatlantic clash over UK demands for the extradition of Harry Dunn's alleged killer, Anne Sacoolas.

The issue of extradition was raised in the House of Commons by Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister's Questions. 

The Labour leader claimed the UK's extradition treaty with the US was 'lopsided' and was a barrier to Ms Sacoolas being brought back to Britain. 

Mr Johnson agreed with Mr Corbyn that elements of the arrangements do favour the US but insisted that had no bearing on the case of Mr Dunn. 

It came as the slain Briton's family accused the Foreign Office (FCO) of being 'engaged in a cover-up' over the teenage motorcyclist's death.

The FCO has said it has 'no plans' to launch a public inquiry despite reports that Ms Sacoolas had worked as a spy for the CIA.

Boris Johnson today said he believed parts of the UK's extradition arrangements with the US needed to be reviewed

Boris Johnson today said he believed parts of the UK's extradition arrangements with the US needed to be reviewed

Mr Johnson said current arrangements with the US were 'imbalanced' but rejected Jeremy Corbyn's suggestion that the issue was linked to the case of Harry Dunn

Mr Johnson said current arrangements with the US were 'imbalanced' but rejected Jeremy Corbyn's suggestion that the issue

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