AUKUS docs: the willful confusion

Generalized submarine

Some contemporary readings on AUKUS, in which points are made that appear intended to muddy the conversation about nuclear powered subs in Australia.

China’s letter to the IAEA dated 12 September 2022

DFAT 21 September 2022

“The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China’s statement on nuclear-powered submarine cooperation under AUKUS, issued on 20 September, contains numerous misleading and incorrect assertions.

“We reaffirm our commitment that Australia will not acquire nuclear weapons.”

Full statement here.

A further set of comments here from October 14.

An earlier article September 19.

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