Are we going towards a diplomatic crisis between the Usa and France?

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Australia announced the termination of a contract with Naval Group for 12 conventionally powered submarines for an amount of 56 billion euros. Under pressure from Joe Biden, Canberra finally decided to sign with the Americans. Some elements to understand this affair which will mark for a long time the relations of the United States, Australia and Great Britain with France. The Australians would opt for nuclear powered Virginia class submarines.
On Wednesday, this option was confirmed by Australia, which announced the termination of the contract with Naval Group. During a video conference with Borins Johnson, British Prime Minister, and Scott Morrison, Joe Biden, President of the United States, announced the Aukus pact which now binds the three countries in the Indo-Pacific region. This pact provides for collaboration between the three countries in cyber defense, artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. But the first point of this agreement remains the sale of American submarines to Australia. The American intervention in this contract is based on tensions with China in this part of the world. the American president pretends to want to calm things down with Paris. "France already has a substantial presence in the Indo-Pacific as a key partner in strengthening the region's security and prosperity. The United States looks forward to working closely with France and other countries keys ". "In terms of geopolitics and international politics, it is serious", denounced on RFI Florence Parly, who also said "lucid on the way in which the United States treats its allies". Jean-Yves Le Drian did not mince his words either. Abandoning the usual diplomatic language, he considers that it is a "blow in the back" of Australia. He adds that by acting in this way against France Joe Biden made a "brutal" decision". For Christian Cambon, France must question "the recurring attitude of some of our allies, who behave more as adversaries than as loyal competitors."
Are we going towards a diplomatic crisis between the Usa and France?
Are we going towards a diplomatic crisis between the Usa and France?
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