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Australia: Former PM Paul Keating Says Submarine Agreement Was Signed To Save America From Chinese Nuclear Attack

Agency, Canberra

Published by: Kuldeep Singh
Updated Thu, 11 Nov 2021 12:27 AM IST

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Former Prime Minister Paul Keating called the cancellation of a deal with France to build a fleet of 12 diesel-electric submarines by the current Conservative government of Australia as unfair treatment.

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has claimed that the deal for US nuclear-powered submarines is aimed at protecting the US from a Chinese nuclear attack. He said that this agreement has changed Australia-China relations.

Paul Keating said canceling the deal with France was unfair treatment of Australia
Keating called the cancellation of a deal with France to build a fleet of 12 diesel-powered submarines by the current Conservative government of Australia as unfair treatment. Australia will now acquire eight nuclear-powered submarines using American technology under new agreements with the US and UK, he said.

Keating, who headed the centrist-left Labor Party government from 1991 to 1996, said that the eight submarines we will get against China in 20 years will be like cumin in a camel’s mouth.

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Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has claimed that the deal for US nuclear-powered submarines is aimed at protecting the US from a Chinese nuclear attack. He said that this agreement has changed Australia-China relations.

Paul Keating said canceling the deal with France was unfair treatment of Australia

Keating called the cancellation of a deal with France to build a fleet of 12 diesel-powered submarines by the current Conservative government of Australia as unfair treatment. Australia will now acquire eight nuclear-powered submarines using American technology under new agreements with the US and UK, he said.

Keating, who headed the centrist-left Labor Party government from 1991 to 1996, said that the eight submarines we will get against China in 20 years will be like cumin in a camel’s mouth.

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