Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. He said to reporters he had told France that conventional submarines would not meet Australia’s evolving strategic needs. Photo: Reuters
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. He said to reporters he had told France that conventional submarines would not meet Australia’s evolving strategic needs. Photo: Reuters

Aukus fallout: Morrison attacks Macron’s credibility, suggests France anticipated ‘bad’ news on submarine deal

  • The Australian PM said he tried to phone the French president two days before the Aukus deal was announced, and leaked his text message in reply
  • Morrison said Macron’s accusation of lying about the cancelled submarine deal was a slur against Australia

Topic |   Aukus alliance
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. He said to reporters he had told France that conventional submarines would not meet Australia’s evolving strategic needs. Photo: Reuters
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. He said to reporters he had told France that conventional submarines would not meet Australia’s evolving strategic needs. Photo: Reuters
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