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Offbeat Submarine crisis. The open discussions between France and Australia for compensation

16:30  21 september  2021
16:30  21 september  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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 South Korea announces a ballistic missile shot from a submarine © Handout The Ahn Chang-Ho, a submarine of 3000 tons with diesel propulsion, which bears the name of a famous independence activist, entered service in August. AFP Funny atmosphere in Korea. While North Korea operated on new missile shots on Wednesday , South Korea took a few hours later a ballistic missile shot from a submarine, said the presidency. An announcement that makes South Korea the seventh country in the world to have this advanced technology.

Un bâtiment de Naval Group. © Thomas Brégardis / Ouest-France A Naval Group building.

The French Ministry of the Armies indicated on Tuesday, September 21 that the discussions between French Naval Group and the Australian authorities on possible compensation, after the rupture of their contract for the construction of submarines, were initiated.

of the discussions were engaged between the French industrialist Naval Group and the Australian authorities on possible financial compensation after the rupture of a megaconatrate of submarines by Canberra, have we learned Tuesday 21 September with of the French Ministry of the Armies.

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" discussions are held between the experts of Naval Group and the Australians" about "compensation and compensation" , emphasized the department during a pressing the press around the "Crisis des élé -Marines ».

"Naval Group will not have lost money for the work already accomplished"

US President Joe Biden announced on September 15 a new strategic alliance with Australia and the United Kingdom, to torpedo there a contract. French submarines in Canberra and provoking the fury of Paris, left in ignorance.

The French manufacturer had already taken "several contractual steps" , for an amount of 900 million euros, of which Australia has already paid in large majority, it is specifies to the Ministry, stressing that "Naval Group will not have lost money for the work already accomplished" .

The French Ministry of the Armies lapelled Tuesday the Australian "betrayal", emphasizing that "at no time the Australian decision to switch to nuclear-powered submarines or their discussions with States -Unis have been addressed » with the French authorities.

for proof, argued Paris, "On September 15th, Australian engineers and military have validated the program review" of the French in an official document (baptized "Notification of the end of functional magazine of the program" ) "Signifying that Australia was satisfied and could be moved towards" .

Submarine crisis: According to its predecessor, the Australian Prime Minister "Duped" France .
© Saeed Khan according to Malcolm Turnbull, former Prime Minister of Australia, his successor "did not have a good faith. He deliberately deceived France. He has no other argument to justify his behavior than to say that it was in the interest of Australia. " AFP / SAEED KHAN Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison "deliberately Duped" Paris in breaking the submarine contract with France, accused his predecessor Malcolm Turnbull, at the origin of the agreement on French submersibles In 2016.

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