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US News Submarines: France cancels a ceremony at Washington

02:50  17 september  2021
02:50  17 september  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

Australian submarine contract. "Great disappointment" of French Naval Group

 Australian submarine contract. © Archives Ouest-France. This contract represents 50 billion Australian dollars (€ 31 billion). The decision of Australia to have nuclear propulsion submarines in partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom is a "great disappointment" for Naval Group.

Sous-marins © Arnaud Beinat / Maxppp Submarines

L Es French authorities canceled a planned gala evening Friday in Washington, confirmed Thursday to the Agence France- Press A responsible under the cover of anonymity, after the rupture of the "century contract" of supply of French submarines to the Australia , which generated a transatlantic crisis.

This reception, at the residence of the ambassador of France in Washington, was supposed to celebrate the anniversary of a decisive naval battle of the United States independence war , concluded by a victory of the fleet French Fleet on September 5, 1781.

The Battle of Chesapeake Bay, also known as the Battle of Virginia Caps, opposing the Fleet of the British Admiral Thomas Graves to that of the Lieutenant-General of the Armies Navales François Joseph Paul de Grasse, was considered crucial for the final victory of the coalized armies of George Washington, Rochambeau and La Fayette. Other events in the celebration of this 240th anniversary were maintained, as the stopover of a French frigate in Baltimore and that of a submarine in Norfolk, or the removal of a wreath on A monument to Annapolis.

biden embersed Australia and the United Kingdom in a new strategic alliance

 biden embersed Australia and the United Kingdom in a new strategic alliance © AFP L ES USA, who seek to strengthen all-round their alliances against China, announced Wednesday with Australia and the United Kingdom A large security partnership in the Indo-Pacific area, which could mislead the French ambitions in the region.

Australia defends "The interest of its national security"

Thursday, the Australian Minister of Defense has justified, explaining that Australia has decided to give up a huge order of French submarines because the Anglo-American submarines was more in the country's interest, Thursday said the Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton.

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"We needed a nuclear propulsion submarine and we examined our options," he said during a press conference. "The French had a version that was not greater than that used by the United States and the United Kingdom , and in the end, our decision is based on what is in the interest of our national security. » Washington explains to have warned, Paris denies

Australia's new nuclear submarines will have to remain out of New Zealand waters

 Australia's new nuclear submarines will have to remain out of New Zealand waters USA-Security-Australia-New Zealand: Australia's new nuclear submarines will remain out of New Zealand water Australia's new nuclear submarines will remain out of New Zealand waters Wellington (Reuters) - Australia's new nuclear submarines will not be allowed to enter the neo-waters. Zealanders announced the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

The United States said Thursday Having had contacts with France before the announcement of a new alliance between Washington, Canberra and London who will see Australia acquired from submarines Nuclear propulsion of American technology, but Paris denied having been clearly warned upstream. "High leaders of the US administration have been in contact with their French counterparts to discuss Aukus (NDLR: the name of this new partnership), including before the announcement" intervened on Wednesday, "said France-- Press a senior official of the White House.

But France immediately denied firmly. "We have not been informed of this project before the publication of the first information in the American and Australian press, which themselves preceded by a few hours Joe Biden's official announcement," said France- Press the spokesman for the French Embassy in Washington, Pascal Confavreux.

an EU-Australian trade agreement more complicated after the dispute over submarines .
USA-Security-Australia-Eurodepute: an EU-Australian trade agreement more complicated after the dispute over submarines © Reuters / Yves Herman An EU-Australian trade agreement more complicated after the dispute on submarines Brussels (Reuters) - the cancellation by Australia of an order of French submarines complicates the conclusion of a trade agreement with the Union Even if the negotiations should continue, said Monday the President of the International Trade Commission of the European Parli

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