France issues angry response after US snubs it in nuclear submarine deal with U.K and Australia

France issues angry response after US snubs it in nuclear submarine deal with U.K and Australia


France has angrily reacted after being left out of an agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to give Australia nuclear-powered submarines.



On Wednesday, September 15, U.S. President Biden joined British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in announcing the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership, called "AUKUS", which involves sharing highly sensitive nuclear submarine technology with Australia.



"As the first initiative under AUKUS, recognizing our common tradition as maritime democracies, we commit to a shared ambition to support Australia in acquiring nuclear-powered submarines for the Royal Australian Navy," the White House said.

"Today, we embark on a trilateral effort of 18 months to seek an optimal pathway to deliver this capability. We will leverage expertise from the United States and the United Kingdom, building on the two countries’ submarine programs to bring an Australian capability into service at the earliest achievable date."



The announcement of the partnership is widely perceived as a challenge to China’s authority in the region and the Chinese embassy quickly responded to the news.Latest Post
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