Sunday, December 5, 2021

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Macron says Aussie PM lied to him over subs spat

The pair are yet to sit down for formal talks, although the French ambassador is set to meet Australia's foreign minister in Sydney on Monday.

Controversy over Aukus pact ‘overhyped’, says UK armed forces minister

He says Aukus is not intended to challenge others, and that Australia had simply made a decision to join a long-standing technology-sharing partnership between Britain and the US.

Malaysia, Indonesia concerned over nuclear subs plan, says Saifuddin

The foreign minister says this is although nuclear weapons are not part of the plan.

Navy man explains the big deal about subs

He says submarines are a crucial part of a country's military assets, amid the continuing debate on the Aukus pact.

EU postpones trade talks with Australia amid submarine deal fallout

Australia's Minister for Trade Dan Tehan however declines to comment on the role the submarine deal had played in delaying negotiations.

New defence pact no threat to Indo-Pacific stability, says US envoy

He says Aukus will reinforce ongoing cooperation with key countries to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific that respects the rule of law.

Hishammuddin proposes China trip to discuss Aussie nuclear sub pact

He says the current focus is to balance the two major powers in the context of Aukus, plus Malaysia's relationship with the Five Power Defence Arrangement.

Philippines supports Aussie nuclear sub pact to counter China

It says without an actual presence of nuclear weapons, the Aukus move would not violate a 1995 treaty to keep nuclear arms out of Southeast Asia.

Nuclear subs deal a risk to Nato, says former UK ambassador

EU foreign ministers are due to discuss the new defence pact signed between the US, Australia and Britain, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Why Southeast Asia is so concerned about Australia’s plans for nuclear subs

In particular, Indonesia and Malaysia have come out strongly against Australia’s plan to acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines with the help of the US and UK.

North Korea says US submarine deal, new pact could trigger ‘nuclear arms race’

An official says North Korea 'will certainly take a corresponding counteraction in case it has even a little adverse impact on the security of our country'.

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