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9/18, 1:27 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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French diplomat criticizes Australia's pullout from sub deal

French Ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault (pictured) condemned on Saturday Canberra's decision to pull out of the 2016 submarine deal with Paris.

"I think this has been a huge mistake, a very, very bad handling of the partnership - because it wasn't a contract, it was a partnership that was supposed to be based on trust, mutual understanding, and sincerity," Thebault asserted.

Both Australia and the United States expressed "regret" regarding France's recall of its ambassadors.

Breaking the News / MD