Canada Johnson tells France to recover after the dispute over submarines in Australia
Indo-Pacific: Paris, great loser of the alliance between Canberra, Washington and London?
© AP - Indra Beaufort The USS Georgia, Nuclear Navy Navy, in the Gulf Waters, December 21, 2020. (picture of illustration) The United States, the United Kingdom and Canberra announced, Wednesday, September 15, the establishment of a new security and defense partnership. Australia must have several US nuclear submarines. She renounces, at the passage, to a fare-made French submarine command signed in 2016.
USA-Security-GB-France: Johnson tells France to recover after the dispute over the submarines in Australia
London (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked France to recover and let the allies leave the allies from the United States and Australia to blow a little, after the cancellation by Canberra of a command of French submarines.
The announcement of the cancellation of the contract with Naval Group for 12 submarines and the constitution of an alliance between Washington, Canberra and London to stand up to China in the Indo-Pacific region provoked the anger of Paris, supported by some of its European partners.
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by abandoning diesel-electric submarines to switch to nuclear propulsion, Australia sorts scooters against Ferrari. Unlimited autonomy and armed with Tomahawks to the teeth, the nuclear attack submarines provided by the Americans are a threat of the clearest addressed to Beijing. Under the amicale pressure of Washington, Australia will go from scooter to Ferrari. Because a nuclear submarine, it changes everything.
France accused US President Joe Biden to act as his predecessor Donald Trump, without the least in the least vis-à-vis his allies, and she recalled his ambassador to the United States for consultations.
Speaking in the aftermath with Joe Biden in Washington, Boris Johnson told reporters: "I just think it's time for some of our most expensive friends in the world to take a grip 'about Of all this, 'Give me a break', because it's basically a big step forward for global security. " It literally translated into French the English expressions 'Get A Grip' and 'Give Me a Break'.
"It's not a question of trying to play elbows to rule out someone, it's about being an antagonist towards China, for example, it's about intensifying links and friendship Between three countries, "he added.
Submarines: Australia says France of a possible cancellation of the command
© MC3 Naomi Johnson, AP The submarine "USS Oklahoma City" (SSN 723), August 19, 2021, returns At the American naval base of Guam. France had been informed in June of the possible cancellation of the contract on the delivery of French submarines, said Friday Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister.
These comments may further fuel Paris's anger, while two diplomatic sources have stated that instructions had been given to limit contact with Great Britain immediately.
"'Global Britain', it seems, aims to project Great Britain in the world, while marginalizing Europe. We can not accept that," said a French diplomatic source, with reference to the slogan. Used by Boris Johnson to describe the Kingdom's ambitions after Brexit.
This new agreement between the United States, Australia and United Kingdom took shape at a summit of G7 leaders in Cornwall in June, to which President Emmanuel Macron also participated, and the role played by Great Britain seems to be Having been more important than it seems, consider managers.
"It's true that coming back on a commitment taken and the given word, Boris Johnson has trouble see why it would be a problem," said Twitter Nathalie Loiseau, a European member and former Minister for European Affairs.
"It is the whole problem, when one claims to want an international order based on rules and relations based on trust," she added.
emphasizing the feeling of anger felt in Paris, the French Presidency categorically denied an affirmation of the British newspaper Daily Telegraph that Emmanuel Macron would be willing to give up the Permanent Headquarters of France to the UN Security Council in exchange for training. an army of the European Union.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Elysee did not respond to a request for comment.
Emmanuel Macron should have this Wednesday a telephone interview with "clarification" with US President Joe Biden.
(William James Report, French Version Kate Entrigger)
Submarine crisis: Naval Group will send the bill to Australia .
© LockCurrie / Getty Images Submarine Crisis: Naval Group will send the bill to Australia the French industrialist must send to Canberra A "detailed and encrypted proposal" on "the costs already engaged and future" after the breach of the contract for the construction of twelve submarines. The company has not seen anything coming.