Boris Johnson mocked France’s outrage over the US nuclear submarine deal with Australia, a day after the British prime minister met with
Joe Biden at the White House.
“I just think it’s time for some of our dearest friends around the world to prenez un grip about all this and donnez-moi un break,” Johnson told reporters outside the Capitol today. “Because this is fundamentally a great step forward for global security.”
France recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia over the Aukus deal, which contradicted Australia’s earlier promise to buy a French-built fleet of submarines.
Johnson acknowledged that he and Biden had discussed France’s reaction to the deal during their meeting yesterday, although that was not specifically mentioned in the White House readout of the two leaders’ conversation.
“President Biden and Prime Minister Johnson reviewed our cooperation on shared global challenges, including building consensus for action to address the climate crisis, promoting global health security, supporting democracy and human rights, and developing a more inclusive economic future for all countries,” the White House said.
“The leaders also discussed our ongoing work on Afghanistan, as well as developments in the Indo-Pacific and the critical role of European allies and partners, including NATO and the EU, in the region.”
Source : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/sep/22/us-house-spending-bill-debt-ceiling-senate-joe-biden-us-politics-latest?page=with:block-614b428b8f084a3056b4548d314