point of view. "Biden: a portrait cracked by the Afghan disaster"
© AFP During a speech on August 25, Joe Biden confirmed the withdrawal of American troops as of August 31. "During the presidential election, Biden depicted like everything Trump was not." But according to Marie-Christine Bonzom, a political scientist of the United States, former journalist in Voice of America and the BBC, "This portrait is now cracked". Disastrous management of the withdrawal of Afghanistan has not finished haunting Joe Biden.
United StatesSecurit-France: Submarines: Macron and Biden will meet in the coming days © Reuters / Benoit Tessier Submarines: Macron and Biden will be in the coming days
Paris (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden will meet by phone in the coming days, said Sunday Gabriel Attal, the spokesman of the French Government, after Cancellation by Australia of a French submarine contract.
Australia canceled the order of French submarines for the benefit of a security agreement with the United States and Great Britain, causing the anger of Paris that reminded Friday its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra.
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.
"President Biden asked to speak to the President of the Republic. There will be a telephone interview in the next few days between President Macron and President Biden for advance," said Gabriel Attal on BFM TV, adding that France wanted "clarifications".
Gabriel Attal also indicated that the breach of the contract would result in "compensation" but it refused to give any amount.
Thursday, the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves The Drian had described the cancellation of the "blow in the back" command.
But Australia defended its decision on Sunday to cancel the agreement on French submarines, explaining that the government had shared its reservations in Paris for months, while the new partnership with the United States and Great Britain continues to provoke a major diplomatic crisis.
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Submarine crisis: "It's an arm of iron" that starts between France and the United States .
© Brendan Smialowski / Pool / AFP Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday on the phone. A call, a press release and the ax of war has been buried. Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden spoke on the phone at the request of the US President to "examine the consequences" of the submarine crisis. During the call, Joe Biden acknowledged that "open consultations between allies on issues of strategic interest in France and the European partners would have allowed to avoid the situation" .