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France cancels Washington gala over U.S.-Australia submarine deal

Added 09-16-21 06:03:02pm EST - “French diplomats on Thursday canceled a gala at their Washington embassy to celebrate its close ties with the U.S., the latest snub over President Biden's decision to cut a $90 billion nuclear submarine deal with Australia.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “France cancels Washington gala over U.S.-Australia submarine deal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

French diplomats on Thursday canceled a gala at their Washington embassy to celebrate its close ties with the U.S., the latest snub over President Biden’s decision to cut a $90 billion nuclear submarine deal with Australia.

The embassy event was supposed to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Capes when the French Navy fought the British Navy during the Revolutionary War.

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The gala now has been scrapped, The New York Times first reported, as French anger mounts over the trilateral security partnership between the U.S., Australia and the U.K.

The new deal included the U.S. sharing nuclear submarine technology with Australia. France had a $90 billion deal with Australia to replace its submarine fleet, which was scuttled because of the new U.S. pact.

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