June 17, 2024



France Recalls Ambassadors From US, Australia for Consultations over AUKUS Alliance

Sputnik International

By Alexandra Kashirina – September 17, 2021

This week, Australia, the UK and the US concluded a defense alliance (AUKUS) that involves assistance from Washington and London in Australia’s efforts to acquire nuclear-propelled submarines. The pact entailed Canberra’s withdrawal from a $66 billion contract with France to construct 12 submarines.
France summoned its ambassadors in the US and Australia on Friday for consultations, after Washington, London and Canberra struck a new security agreement (AUKUS), according to a statement from France’s foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian.

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