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France Recalls US Ambassador After Biden Carelessly Humiliates America’s Oldest Ally

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On Thursday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian railed against the Biden administration for keeping his country out of a national security pact with the United Kingdom and Australia. One day later, France has taken further action as a result of the snub.

According to the New York Post, the agreement is known as the AUKUS initiative and will provide nuclear submarines to Australia. The main objective is to “strengthen cooperation as China emerges as a strategic threat.”

Despite being the United States’ oldest ally, France was mysteriously left out of the agreement. Le Drian was not pleased about that decision, and he made his feelings known.

In a separate article, the New York Post reported that French officials canceled a Friday gala to honor the “240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Capes” at the French embassy in Washington, D.C.

“The American choice to exclude a European ally and partner such as France from a structuring partnership with Australia, at a time when we are facing unprecedented challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, whether in terms of our values or in terms of respect for multilateralism based on the rule of law, shows a lack of coherence that France can only note and regret,” the embassy said in a statement.

Now Le Drian has recalled the French ambassador to Washington as well as the one to Canberra, Australia, as a direct response to the AUKUS initiative, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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