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Northern Ireland's DUP says UK paper on protocol a 'significant step'

DUP party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson delivers his keynote speech at the Stormont Hotel, in Belfast

BELFAST (Reuters) - The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Wednesday hailed fresh UK British demands for an overhaul of Britain's European Union exit deal as a "significant first step" that must be followed by a "proper renegotiation."

"This is a significant step in the right direction by the Government and an acceptance that the (Northern Ireland) Protocol is not sustainable," DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said in a statement after Brexit minister David Frost made demands for an overhaul in parliament.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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