Biden tells Macron the handling of French submarine contract was “clumsy”

In his first meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron since a spat over a canceled submarine contract in September, President Biden blamed a communications snafu, telling Macron that he “was under the impression that France had been informed long before that the deal would not come through.” France’s multibillion-dollar contract with Australia was canceled shortly before the U.S., Australia and Britain announced a new deal to produce nuclear-powered subs with American and British technology. Watch video of their remarks on CBSN.

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