blow in the back
" for Jean-Yves Le Drian.
“Questioning of the word given according to Florence Parly. The French government did not have enough harsh words, Thursday, September 16, to describe the turnaround in the "contract of the century" between France and Australia. While the two countries were committed to a contract worth 56 billion euros for the construction and delivery of 12 conventional submarines, Australia preferred to turn to an ambitious security pact, dubbed Aukus (for Australia, United Kingdom, United States), aimed at containing China's rise to power in the Indo-Pacific region. Direct consequence: France lost the contract, and it is now the United States and the United Kingdom which are responsible for delivering eight atomic-powered submarines to Australia.A sensitive technology transfer that Washington had so far only consented to the British Royal Navy, at the heart of the war
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