Original title: It turns out that France’s anger also caught Biden by surprise
After France was “squeezed out” by the United States, Australia and Britain, the US media revealed that Biden was caught off guard
The three countries of the United States, Australia and Britain announced the establishment of the so-called trilateral “security partnership”, which aroused dissatisfaction with France. According to CNN, a person familiar with the matter revealed thatFrench officials were angry at being excluded from the agreement, which caught most people in Washington by surprise, including US President Biden.
According to reports, when Biden and French President Macron met at the G7 summit in June, they did not mention the upcoming agreement to provide Australia with nuclear submarines. Although Biden knows that this deal may cause France to lose tens of billions of dollars in contracts.However, officials said that Biden is still unprepared for possible outbursts of anger in Paris.
The report also mentioned that some US and foreign officials said they were confused and shocked by the recent two major diplomatic failures of the Biden administration. One was withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, and the other was when the United States angered its old ally, France.
The United States, Britain and Australia announced the establishment of a new trilateral security partnership on the 15th. The United States and Britain will help Australia build nuclear-powered submarines, while Australia has decided to suspend the tens of billions of dollars worth of conventional submarine agreements with France. On September 17, local time, French Foreign Minister Le Drian stated in a press release issued that evening that at the request of President Macron, France will immediately recall its two ambassadors to the United States and Australia.