Spain sees "with concern" tensions between France and the United States by the constitution of the military alliance between the US, Australia and the United Kingdom that has triggered a fierce diplomatic response from the Government of Emanuel Macron. Diplomatic sources on the eve of The opening of the United Nations Annual Assembly, which begins tomorrow Tuesday in New York. The UN meeting opens only hours after a Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU expected for Tuesday night, New York time (morning early morning in Europe). The Council of Ministers will deal with the question of Aukus, which is the name of the Alliance, based on the English initials of its three members. The French reaction to the pact has been extremely unusual diplomatic ferocity. Paris has not only retired temporarily to his ambassadors from Washington and Canberra, but has referred to the Aukus as "stabbing on his back" and has rated the United Kingdom from "Vassal State of the United States". It is not just that Washington has preferred, once again, the United Kingdom, but also, of the cancellation of twelve conventional propulsion submarines manufactured in France, for a value of more than 50,000 million euros. Instead, Australia is going to acquire US nuclear submarines. But, despite its diplomatic porn, France has been found very little solidarity from the rest of the EU. The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Limen, today described as "unacceptable" the treatment that Paris has received from Australia from the cancellation of the submarine contract, but made no reference to Great Britain and the US. Reserves the right to retaliate, but its options seem limited. Paris can adopt a blocking attitude in certain decisions within NATO, and harden its position in fishing negotiations and financial services still pending in Brexit, but it is not clear that these measures will be knitting a significant impact on these processes. At the same time, the countries of the center and east of Europe - Poland and the Baltic - do not want, under any circumstance, to irritate the United States. By its part, the Government of Joe Biden has adopted a position towards Macron that could be summarized in the Castizo "Sorry but holds". The US President has requested a telephone conversation to his counterpart of the Elysee, which will predictably take place in the coming days, once Macron has allowed a "decent time interval", for employing a common expression in Washington, to make it clear that He is angry. Now, the US insists that it will not offer nothing to compensate you. This is, as well, between Paris and Washington, with the aggravating that in 2022 it will be the hostess of an NATO summit in which the strategy should be redefined and purposes of the Alliance. An alliance of which Macron said in 2019 that he is "in cerebral death". Paris wants at all costs that Europe achieved a "strategic autonomy" at a time when the US is increasingly looking at the Pacific and the Indian, but it does not seem that the rest of the countries of the old continent are for work.
Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 00:09