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French ambassador Jean-Pierre Thebault accuses Australia of a 'stab in the back' over scrapped subs deal

Finn McHugh
Sarah Basford Canales
By Finn McHugh, and Sarah Basford Canales
Updated November 3 2021 - 7:39am, first published 1:30am
French ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault speaking at the National Press Club on Wednesday. picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

France was "stabbed in the back" and will rethink its relationship with Australia after being blindsided by the scrapping of a major submarine deal, its ambassador in Canberra says.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.