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Boris Johnson is about to make an announcement on nationwide safety alongside the leaders of the US and Australia amid stories of a brand new alliance agreed between the three international locations to counter China.
“At 2200 BST tonight the Prime Minister will make an on-camera handle, alongside US President Biden and Australian Prime Minister Morrison, on a strategic nationwide safety announcement,” Downing Avenue stated in an announcement.
Politico has reported that the three leaders will announce a brand new working group, recognized by the acronym AUKUS, to assist the international locations share info in key technological areas, comparable to synthetic intelligence, cyber, underwater methods and long-range strike capabilities.
It stated sources had put ahead that the “subtext” to the transfer was a bid by Western allies to “push again on China’s rise within the navy and know-how arenas”.
The joint announcement can also be anticipated to substantiate that the US will present a nuclear-powered submarine to Australia, with Scott Morrison’s authorities abandoning its $90bn submarine cope with France, in response to stories.
Howdy and welcome to The Unbiased’s reside protection of Boris Johnson’s nationwide safety announcement tonight.
Conrad Duncan15 September 2021 21:14