In escalation over submarine deal, France recalls envoys from US and Australia

PARIS/CANBERRA/WASHINGTON: France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States (US) and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral security deal which sank a French-designed submarine deal with Canberra. The rare decision taken by French President Emmanuel Macron was made due to the “exceptional gravity” of the matter, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a … Continue reading In escalation over submarine deal, France recalls envoys from US and Australia