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France recalls envoys in U.S, Australia over submarine deal - statement - Metro US

France recalls envoys in U.S, Australia over submarine deal – statement

The French Embassy is seen after announcement to recall France's ambassadors in Washington

PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Friday it had decided to recall its ambassadors in the United States and Australia for consultations after Australia struck a deal with the United States and Britain which ended a $40 billion French-designed submarine deal.

Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement that the rare decision taken by President Emmanuel Macron was made due to the seriousness of the event.

(Reporting by John Irish)

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