Speaking from Washington after meeting officials from the White House, Mr McGuinness said;
“I had a positive and encouraging meeting with senior officials at the White House today.
“The US administration clearly remains engaged with the political process in the North and they continue to play a constructive role.
“At the meeting I made it clear to them that the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement, which have underpinned the peace process for almost two decades, are facing a real crisis as a result of the policies of this British government.
“The political institutions, and the progress we have made over the last two decades of the peace process, are under a real threat and it is my hope that the US administration can encourage the British government to take a more positive approach on dealing with the North.” Ends/Críoch