September 26, 2022

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The United States fires again at the French pigeons and provides Greek frigates |  Abroad

The United States fires again at the French pigeons and provides Greek frigates | Abroad

On Friday, the US government gave the green light for the possible sale of four frigates to Greece. For example, Washington is again competing with France, which in September concluded a preliminary agreement with the Greeks on the sale of frigates.

In a statement, the US State Department announced that it had approved plans to sell four frigates and associated equipment worth $6.9 billion (about $6.1 billion). The communiqué states that the contract “will award the winner of an international tender” to modernize the Greek navy.

On September 28, French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced an agreement for a similar contract in Paris. This agreement, which included the sale of three frigates with an option on a fourth, has not yet been finalized.

At the time, the agreement looked like a consolation prize after the fiasco to sell submarines to Australia. In September, the United States announced a new military partnership with Britain and Australia. As part of that partnership, nuclear-powered submarines are being delivered to Australia, which for this reason has blown up a huge contract with France to supply conventional submarines. This then led to a diplomatic crisis between Paris and Washington.

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