Lead 1-France regrets the decision of Australia to have US nuclear submarines
Australia - Security / Submarines - France (Lead 1): Lead 1-France regrets the decision of Australia to have American nuclear submarines (adds details, details) 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.
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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. Reactions have been linked since and the US president is strongly criticized by French and European policies. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, even qualified Joe Biden of "Trump without tweets". Monday, Charles Michel was less imageful, but he pointed out that, under the former US president, "he was clear at least, in the tone, the substance, the language that the EU was not a partner, An indispensable ally ".
Australia will acquire US nuclear submarines
USA-SECURITE / BIDEN - Asia (photo, TV): Australia will acquire US nuclear submarines by Trevor Hunnicutt, Nandita Bose, David Brunnstrom and Colin Packham Washington / Canberra, September 16 (Reuters) - The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced Wednesday the establishment of a new security and defense partnership in which Washington and London will help Australia to acquire nuclear-propulsion submarines, while China strengthens its influence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Charles Michel denounced a "lack of loyalty" and "transparency" of the United States in this submarine crisis which opposes them to France. "The basic principles, between allies, it is transparency and trust, it goes together. And there, what do we see? A clear lack of transparency, loyalty, "he said to a few journalists in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
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The EU claims accounts to Washington
The European Union asked Washington a "clarification" to "try to better understand what are the intentions behind" the announcement of a strategic partnership between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia , "Because it is incomprehensible to ", he added.
After the breakup of the submarine contract by Australia, the Drian denounces "a blow in the back"
© Copyright 2021, the Obs France has castiped Canberra and Washington on Thursday, September 16, denouncing a " Coup in the back "Australian and a" brutal "decision of Joe Biden after the announcement of a strategic partnership between Australia, the United States and Great Britain, which led to the rupture of a gigantic French submarine supply contract to Australia.
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This situation argues once again for the strengthening of the capacity of action and European defense, supported Charles Michel. "We have to develop our ability to act, not against our allies, but because if we are stronger and more robust, then our alliances will also be stronger," said the European manager. If China is the number one priority for the United States, so they must choose to "strengthen the transatlantic relationship" and not "weakening it," he has been borne.
submarines. For Bruno the Mayor, Europe can no longer rely on the US for its protection .
© West-France / Thomas Brégardis The Suffren, a French submarine type Barracuda, in July 2019 during his inauguration in Cherbourg. After the submarine crisis and the withdrawal of Afghanistan, the Minister of the Economy Bruno The Mayor believes that the United States should not be rely on to ensure the protection of Europe. He calls on the European Union to build its strategic independence.