The United States, Australia and the United Kingdom signed a new security agreement this week on access to nuclear submarines. Twelve submarines to be built in France led France to a planned deal with Australia if they did not leave.
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As a result, French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday decided to call on the country’s ambassadors from the United States and Australia for consultations.
Australia defends this decision
In July, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that he was behind the “full” agreement, but believed that Jean-Yves Le Drian violated the “sense of cooperation” between France and Australia.
“We have established a trusting relationship with Australia and this trust has been betrayed,” Jean-Yves Le Trian told the radio channel France Info.
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However, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton supports the decision.
“In the end, we made a choice based on what is best for our country from a security perspective,” he said in a statement on Thursday.
The now-defunct deal should have been equivalent to SEK 315 billion when it was announced in 2016.
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