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US News: Lead 1-France regrets the decision of Australia to have US nuclear submarines

biden embersed Australia and the United Kingdom in a new strategic alliance

 biden embersed Australia and the United Kingdom in a new strategic alliance © AFP L ES USA, who seek to strengthen all-round their alliances against China, announced Wednesday with Australia and the United Kingdom A large security partnership in the Indo-Pacific area, which could mislead the French ambitions in the region.

Australia - Security / Submarines - France (Lead 1): Lead 1-France regrets the decision of Australia to have American nuclear submarines

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Paris, September 16 (Reuters) - France took note of the decision of the Australian Government to stop the "Future" ocean class submarine program Submarine Program "(FSP) announced Thursday the French ministers of foreign affairs and armies in a joint statement.

"It is a decision contrary to the letter and the spirit of cooperation that prevailed between France and Australia", was he added in the statement.

The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new security and defense partnership in which Washington and London will help Australia have propulsion submarines. nuclear.

Australia's new nuclear submarines will have to remain out of New Zealand waters

 Australia's new nuclear submarines will have to remain out of New Zealand waters USA-Security-Australia-New Zealand: Australia's new nuclear submarines will remain out of New Zealand water Australia's new nuclear submarines will remain out of New Zealand waters Wellington (Reuters) - Australia's new nuclear submarines will not be allowed to enter the neo-waters. Zealanders announced the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

The three leaders are committed to cooperating in this context to enable Australia to equip themselves with nuclear-propulsion submarines, better adapted to the evolution of threats in the Pacific, where China is more and more ambitious. It is a 180 degree turnaround for Australia, which had ordered two years ago to France 12 classical submarines of the Attack class, designed by Naval Group, at the end of A tight competition with the German TKMS (Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems) and the Japanese Consortium Mitsubishi / Kawasaki.

"The American choice that leads to the excitement like France with a structuring partnership with Australia, at the time we face unprecedented challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, marks a lack of consistency than France Can only see and regret, "said Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly.

The French ministers expressed the need to bring the issue of European strategic autonomy, while a joint communication on the European strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region must be published Thursday.

Naval Group lasked the announcement of the partnership between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, sharing its "great disappointment" in a statement, reported Thursday BFM. (Report Camille Raynaud)

Submarines: The EU highlights "a lack of loyalty" of the United States .
© Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP European Union, submarines, USA, Charles Michel, C Harles Michel, the President of the European Council reacted Monday 20 September to the affair of submarines that shake the political and diplomatic world for a few days. On September 15, Joe Biden reported the signing of a security pact with Australia and the United Kingdom to counter China. France, not consulted, lost a huge contract of submarines ordered by Canberra.

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