France recalls its ambassadors from the United States and Australia New security agreement Between those two countries and the UK. Part of the deal is that Australia will buy US nuclear submarines and cancel a $ 40 billion submarine order with France.
Foreign Minister Le Trian spoke of “unacceptable behavior” and stressed in his statement that the recall of ambassadors was an “exceptional decision”.
The three Anglo-Saxon nations will share information on advanced technologies and security through the new partnership. The deal is seen as a move to unite against China.
Australia has already signed an agreement with the French shipbuilding navy in 2016 to build a new submarine fleet. That deal was reaffirmed two weeks ago.
The AP news agency quoted anonymous sources as saying that French Prime Minister Macron had been told by French Prime Minister Morrison on Wednesday morning that the submarine deal would be canceled.
Le Drian responded angrily to the announcement yesterday. “Partners don’t do this,” he said. “This terrible and unpredictable decision reminds me of what President Trump did.” He got it too Support From EU Foreign Coordinator Borel, he was unaware of the British-US-Australian chat.
Australian Foreign Minister Maurice Payne said today he understood the French understanding. “But we will continue to work constructively with our French colleagues,” he promised.
The U.S. government says it regrets the recall of the French ambassador and wants to pacify it. “We are sorry they took this step,” a government official said. “We will continue to work in the days to come to resolve our differences, as we have done elsewhere throughout our long alliance.”
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