In response to a nuclear submarine deal between the U.S. and Australia, France announced it would recall its ambassadors to both countries, citing “unacceptable behavior” on the part of the allied nations.
The U.S. is forming an Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense resources – including nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. The move could worsen the U.S. rift with China.
Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely rile China, which denounced the creation of blocs intent on harming others
What people are saying?
Zach Basu French government responds (translated) to Australia scrapping a $90 billion submarine deal to enter into the new AUKUS partnership with the U.S. and U.K.
Paul Waldie French Foreign Minister on the new AUKUS partnership: “This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do. I am angry and bitter.” And, yes, it means Australia cancels its sub deal with France.