フレンチトースト: フランスはオーストラリアを懐中電灯, 大使が想起した潜水艦取引をめぐる米国

Jean-Pierre Thebault delivered his comments as he left his residence in the パンデミック locked down capital of Canberra.

“これは大きな間違いでした, 非常に, パートナーシップの非常に悪い取り扱い,” Thebaultは言った, explaining that the arms agreement between Paris and Canberra was supposed to be basedon trust, mutual understanding and sincerity.

France's Ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault gestures as he arrives at Sydney Airport, 土曜日, 9月. 18, 2021. Thebault has described as a "huge mistake" Australia's surprise cancellation of a major submarine contract in favor of a U.S. deal, in an unprecedented show of anger among the allies. (AP Photo/David Gray)

France’s Ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault gestures as he arrives at Sydney Airport, 土曜日, 9月. 18, 2021. Thebault has described as ahuge mistakeAustralia’s surprise cancellation of a major submarine contract in favor of a U.S. deal, in an unprecedented show of anger among the allies. (AP Photo/David Gray) (AP Photo/David Gray)

FRANCE RECALLS AMBASSADORS TO US AND AUSTRAILIA IN RESPONSE TO AUKUS NUCLEAR SUBMARINE PACT

Paris recalled its ambassadors to Australia and the United States on Friday to protest a deal among the United States, Australia and 英国 to supply Australia with a fleet of at least eight nuclear-power submarines.

Thebault flew out of Australia on a flight to Doha, カタール, 周り 17 hours after the announcement from Paris.

アメリカ. deal scraps a 90 billion Australian dollar ($ 66 十億) contract with French majority state-owned Naval Group, signed in 2016, to build 12 conventional diesel-electric submarines.

I would like to be able to run into a time machine and be in a situation where we don’t end up in such an incredible, clumsy, inadequate, un-Australian situation,” the French ambassador added.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s office earlier had issued a statement responding to the diplomat’s recall and noting Canberra’s “後悔” over its ally’s withdrawal of its representative.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne speaks during a news conference with Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the State Department in Washington. Australia said on Saturday, 9月. 18, it regretted France’s decision to recall its ambassador over the surprise cancellation of a submarine contract. (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック, ファイル)

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne speaks during a news conference with Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the State Department in Washington. Australia said on Saturday, 9月. 18, it regretted France’s decision to recall its ambassador over the surprise cancellation of a submarine contract. (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック, ファイル) (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック, ファイル)

FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS US-AUSTRAILIA SUBMARINE DEAL A ‘STAB IN THE BACK’

Australia understands France’s deep disappointment with our decision, which was taken in accordance with our clear and communicated national security interests,” 声明は言った. It added that Australia values its relationship with France and looked forward to future engagements together.

Payne and Defense Minister Peter Dutton are currently in the United States for annual talks with their U.S. counterparts and their first with President Joe Biden’s administration.

Before he was recalled, French envoy Thebault said on Friday he found out about the U.S. submarine deal: “Like everybody, thanks to the Australian press.

We never were informed about any substantial changes,” Thebaultは言った. “There were many opportunities and many channels. Never was such a change mentioned.

After the U.S. deal was made public this week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he told French President Emanuel Macron in June that there werevery real issues about whether a conventional submarine capabilitywould address Australia’s strategic security needs in the Indo-Pacific.

Morrison has not specifically referred to 中国の massive military buildup which had gained pace in recent years.

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Jerusalem this week for a Holocaust memorial conference.

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Jerusalem this week for a Holocaust memorial conference. (AP)

FRANCE ISSUES ANGRY RESPONSE TO NUCLEAR SUBMARINE DEAL BETWEEN US, イギリス, AUSTRAILIA

Morrison was in Paris on his way home from a Group of Seven nations summit in Britain where he had talks with soon-to-be-alliance partners Biden and イギリスのボリス・ジョンソン首相. Thebault said he had also been at the meeting with Macron and Morrison.

Morrison mentionedthere were changes in the regional situation,” but gave no indication that Australia was considering changing to nuclear propulsion, Thebaultは言った.

Everything was supposed to be done in full transparency between the two partners,” 彼が追加した.

Thebault said difficulties the project had encountered were normal for its scale and large transfers of technologies.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement on Friday that recalling the two ambassadors, on request from Macron, “is justified by the exceptional seriousness of the announcementsmade by Australia and the United States.

Le Drian said Australia’s decision to scrap the submarine purchase in favor of nuclear subs built with U.S. technology isunacceptable behavior between allies and partners.

Senior opposition lawmaker Mark Dreyfus called on the Australian government to fix its relationship with France.

The impact on our relationship with France is a concern, particularly as a country with important interests in our region,” Dreyfus said.

The French were blindsided by this decision and Mr. Morrison should have done much more to protect the relationship,” 彼が追加した.

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