German FM calls US submarine actions 'irritating,' 'disappointing'

Heiko Mass, Germany's Foreign Minister calls the AUKUS submarine deal "irritating" as he addresses reporters on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. France was infuriated last week when Australia cancelled a multi-billion-dollar contract for conventional submarines, saying it wanted to upgrade to US-made nuclear versions as it entered a new alliance with the United States and Britain.

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