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U.S. regrets France's decision to recall ambassador -White House official

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The White House in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago

WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The United States regrets France's decision to recall its ambassador from Washington and will continue to be engaged in the coming days to resolve differences between the two countries, a White House official said on Friday.

France recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia struck a deal with the United States and Britain which ended a $40 billion deal to purchase French-designed submarines.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Eric Beech

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