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France recalls ambassadors from the US and Australia after the failure of the submarine deal

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Paris is recalling the country's ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations after the collapse of the submarine deal and the creation of the AUKUS alliance.

"At the request of the President of the Republic, I have decided to immediately recall our two ambassadors to the United States and Australia to Paris for consultations," the French Foreign Minister said in a communique.

The minister stressed that this is an exceptional decision, which is connected with the statements made on September 15 by Australia and the United States

Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that the country is withdrawing from the submarine agreement with the French company Naval Group. According to him, the country will no longer continue the program of conventional Attack-class submarines. As a result, this led to the failure of a multibillion-dollar contract for 12 French diesel-electric submarines for the Australian Navy. French politicians are already calling for the country's withdrawal from NATO, and the country's Foreign Ministry has recalled ambassadors from the United States and Australia for consultations.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in turn, called the rupture of the deal between Paris and Canberra worth $66 billion a "stab in the back" and said that " the allies do not do this."

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