France's US ambassador set to return to DC after 5-day submarine deal protest

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2021
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French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Wednesday to return the French ambassador to Washington after pulling him in protest of a nuclear submarine deal.

France recalled both of its ambassadors from the US and Australia last week over what they described as a lack of communication around the deal, which scuttled one France had already struck with the Aussies to sell them diesel submarines.

The minimal heads-up from the three nations to their French ally came up during a phone call between Biden and Macron on Wednesday.

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