France has reportedly recalled its Ambassadors from the United States of America (USA) and Australia for a dispute over a broken submarine deal.
According to reports of foreign media, France has called back its Ambassadors for consultations over a broken submarine deal. Meanwhile, Australia is reportedly turning to the USA to purchase a nuclear submarine which it traditionally bought from France. The deal is estimated to be worth at least 36 billion.
Announcing the news on Friday evening in Paris, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that it was being done at the behest of President Emanuel Macron. According to Time.News, given the new “security alliance”, Australia has cancelled the purchase of submarines that had been “negotiated” years prior.
The French foreign minister reportedly claimed that their Ambassadors have been summoned for “fraud”. He added that it is unacceptable for Australia to break the deal.
On the other hand. a statement has been issued by the White House claiming that efforts are being made to resolve the dispute over submarine contracts. Having been in close contact with French partners, France is the USA’s oldest and strongest partner.
Additionally, the United States has claimed that it regrets the decision to recall the French Ambassador, “we have a long history, democratic values and determination to work together to address global challenges.”
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