For its part, Paris recalled its ambassadors in Canberra and Washington, and canceled a reception scheduled for the French ambassador's residence in Washington to celebrate the anniversary of a naval battle in the American War of Independence that ended with the victory of the French fleet over the British fleet at the end of the 18th century.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs also announced an agreement with India to work on a program "to consolidate a truly pluralistic international order", strengthening the strategic partnership between them in the Indo-Pacific region, especially since France was dependent on its relationship with Australia and India to maintain its presence in that region.
In the new repercussions of the "nuclear submarine deal between the United States and Australia" crisis, Canberra still justified its position by emphasizing that France was informed in advance of real problems with the ability of conventional submarines to achieve its security and strategic goals in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Australian Defense Minister Peter Donnon said his country had been frank, open and honest" with France about its concerns over the French submarine deal.
The US-Australian submarine deal caused a diplomatic crisis between France and Australia on the one hand and France and America on the other hand, after Australia terminated its contract with Paris to buy 12 French submarines in accordance with an agreement concluded between them in 2016, which the latter described as a "stab in the back" in protest against Cancellation of the deal and the conclusion of a tripartite alliance between America, Australia and Britain.
Observers believe that the consequences of the current crisis and America's resorting to a tripartite alliance with the United Kingdom and Australia, and providing Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, exacerbate the dispute between Europe and America that came after the withdrawal crisis from Afghanistan.
These differences may lead to drawing new alliances, especially with the adherence of a number of European Union countries to the proposal of "establishing European military forces" parallel to NATO.
America was not satisfied with Australia's statements, but Anthony Blinken stressed that Australia would not abandon Australia in the face of Chinese practices, so it supported it by acquiring nuclear submarines to improve its defense capacity.
The political situation may impose a rapprochement between France and Russia in the field of manufacturing and selling weapons, and therefore it is a possible European-Russian rapprochement, as France is the political leader of Europe in establishing relations with countries, in addition to a somewhat German-Russian rapprochement, and in the event that Moscow proves its good intentions To establish joint relations with Paris and Berlin, Eastern European countries may join this alliance.