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France Recalls Ambassadors in US and Australia Over Submarine Deal

• September 17, 2021 3:57 pm

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PARIS (Reuters) — France said on Friday it had decided to recall its ambassadors in the United States and Australia for consultations after Australia struck a deal with the United States and Britain which ended a $40 billion French-designed submarine deal.

Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement that the rare decision taken by President Emmanuel Macron was made due to the seriousness of the event.

(Reporting by John Irish)