France recalls envoys to US, Australia over sub deal

France has said that it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the US and Australia after Australia scrapped a big French conventional submarine purchase in favour of nuclear subs built with the US technology. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the French decision, on request from President Emmanuel Macron, "is justified by the exceptional seriousness of the announcements" made by Australia and the US.Original Article

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