Saturday, 16 October 2021 09:50 GMT

U.S. defends Australia sub deal, says it not seeking conflict with China


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) The White House on Thursday defended the U.S. decision to provide Australia with advanced technology for nuclear-powered submarines, rejecting criticism from both China and France over the deal, Trend reports citing Reuters .

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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