US defends Australia sub deal, says it not seeking conflict with China

18-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The White House on Thursday defended the US decision to provide Australia with advanced technology for nuclear-powered submarines, rejecting criticism from both China and France over the deal.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the agreement announced on Wednesday is not aimed at China, although the United States has mounting concerns about Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

“We do not seek conflict with China,” she told reporters.


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