Tensions between France, Australia, US & Britain intensify

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A scheduled meeting between the French and British defense ministers has been canceled amid ongoing diplomatic row over a new security agreement between the United States, Australia and Britain.

The French government has confirmed that President Macron and Biden will discuss the issue in the coming days after the United States requested a telephone conversation.

The French government has again accused Australia, the United States and Britain of treason after the two countries signed a new security agreement and scrapped a multi-billion dollar deal between France and Australia.

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said he was disappointed that France felt hurt by the deal.

France and Australia have previously agreed to buy a submarine from France, but a new agreement with the United States and Britain overturns the agreement, and instead has promised to provide a submarine with a nuclear weapon.

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