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Biden Admits U.S. Handling of Submarine Deal Was ‘Clumsy’
President Biden met with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the French Embassy in Rome to reaffirm their relationship, after Australia called off a nuclear-powered submarine deal with France, and inked a deal with the United States and Britain instead.
I think what happened was, to use an English phrase, what we did was clumsy. It was not done with a lot of grace. I was under the impression certain things had happened that hadn’t happened. But I want to make it clear, France is an extremely, extremely valued partner. I was under the impression that France had been informed long before, that the deal was not going through. I, honest to God, did not know you had not been. But having said that, look, there’s too much we have done together. We’ve suffered together, celebrated together, and value together.
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