French-Australian Ties Deteriorate In Wake of U.S. Submarine Pact

A diplomatic disaster in between France and Australia deepened on Wednesday just after senior officials on equally sides traded barbs around September’s landmark protection agreement in between the U.S. and Australia, as geopolitical tensions around the accord continued to ripple.

Relations in between the two nations have deteriorated given that the U.S., U.K. and Australia declared a stability pact less than which Australia would get submarine nuclear-propulsion technological know-how, a deal that resulted in France shedding a $65 billion deal to supply submarines to Australia. The episode prompted France to recall its ambassadors to equally Canberra and Washington.