“A French cabinet official has compared President Joe Biden to Donald Trump and accused the United States of stabbing France in the back for leading Australia‘s decision to abandon a multibillion-dollar submarine program with a French shipbuilder.© BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden participates in a virtual press conference to announce trilateral defense partnership AUKUS, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C, on September 15, 2021.
In an interview with radio station franceinfo on Thursday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian channeled prevailing national sentiment and went on to describe Canberra’s reneging on a diesel submarine agreement with France’s Naval Group as a betrayal of trust.
“It’s a real stab in the back. We created a relationship of trust with Australia, and that trust has been betrayed,” said Le Drian.”
Comment: Ah, les sales Anglais, but what can you expect? Come to think of it, a pox on all les sales Anglo-Saxons. Seriously, in a country that is still predominately agricultural 90 billion dollars is a lot of money. pl
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