Australia's neighbours voice concerns over ‘arms race' in wake of nuclear submarine decision

by Ridzwan Rahmat

Australia's closest neighbours have raised concerns that the region is seeing an escalation in the regional “arms race” amid Canberra's decision to procure nuclear-powered submarines.

On 15 September the leaders of the US, Australia, and the UK announced the establishment of an “enhanced trilateral security partnership” known as AUKUS.

As part of the partnership, Australia would procure a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines with the assistance of the US and the UK.

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