German FM calls US submarine actions 'irritating,' 'disappointing'

AFP , Tuesday 21 Sep 2021

'I can understand our French friends' anger,' Maas told reporters at the United Nations

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who has developed close ties with US President Joe Biden's administration, voiced solidarity Tuesday with France over Australia's cancellation of a massive submarine contract.

"I can understand our French friends' anger," Maas told reporters at the United Nations.

"What was decided, and the manner in which it was decided, was irritating and disappointing, and not only for France."

 

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