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9/19, 6:04 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Australia was open with France on submarine deal - minister

Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton insisted on Sunday that the government was "upfront, open and honest" when it comes to the deal it had with France on the acquisition of submarines.

Speaking for Sky News, Dutton said that "suggestions that the concerns hadn't been flagged by the Australian government, just defy, frankly, what's on the public record and certainly what they've said publicly over a long period of time."

French ambassadors to the United States and Australia temporarily returned to the country for consultations on how the government will react to losing a deal worth as much as $40 billion.

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