‘Gibraltar doesn't belong to the UK’, says Sanchez

Spain's prime minister has warned that the country will reject the Brexit withdrawal agreement if plans for future talks on the status of Gibraltar are not clarified. 

Speaking at a conference in Madrid yesterday, Pedro Sánchez said Spain wants a clear promise that no future trade or security deals would apply to Gibraltar without the country's consent.

"Gibraltar does not belong to the United Kingdom, it is represented by the United Kingdom but it doesn't belong to the United Kingdom," Sánchez said.

"Therefore, as a country, we cannot assume that what will happen to Gibraltar in the future depends on a negotiation between the United Kingdom with the European Union... it will have to be something that is defined, agreed and negotiated between the United Kingdom and Spain."

- euronews