President Emmanuel Macron directed that France recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia scrapped a purchase of French submarines in favour of nuclear-powered subs built with US technology. Photo: AFP President Emmanuel Macron directed that France recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia scrapped a purchase of French submarines in favour of nuclear-powered subs built with US technology. Photo: AFP
President Emmanuel Macron directed that France recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia scrapped a purchase of French submarines in favour of nuclear-powered subs built with US technology. Photo: AFP

France recalls ambassadors from US and Australia in protest over submarine deal

  • Paris’ move is in response to US-UK-Australia security partnership widely seen as a way to counter China
  • The trilateral pact includes nuclear-powered submarines, nullifying Canberra’s commitment to buy conventional vessels from France

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President Emmanuel Macron directed that France recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia scrapped a purchase of French submarines in favour of nuclear-powered subs built with US technology. Photo: AFP President Emmanuel Macron directed that France recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia scrapped a purchase of French submarines in favour of nuclear-powered subs built with US technology. Photo: AFP
President Emmanuel Macron directed that France recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia scrapped a purchase of French submarines in favour of nuclear-powered subs built with US technology. Photo: AFP
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