‘Someone lied’: French foreign minister accuses Australia of submarine betrayal in latest broadside

Jean-Yves Le Drian says Australia reassured France the whole lot was once fantastic proper as much as the day the Aukus pact was once introduced

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France has accused Australia of mendacity in a while earlier than Canberra cancelled a significant submarine contract, with the French overseas minister pointing out “any person lied”.

Without a signal of any coming near near easing of tensions between the 2 international locations, Jean-Yves Le Drian instructed a parliamentary listening to that Australia had by no means expressed doubts in regards to the €56bn (A$90bn) submarine contract or the strategic Indo-Pacific pact earlier than breaking the contract.

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