Controversy over AUKUS pact overhyped, says UK armed forces minister

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Britain’s armed forces minister James Heappey on Thursday said there has been an “overhyping” of controversy over a new trilateral security pact between Australia, the United States and Britain. The alliance, known as AUKUS, will see Australia acquiring technology to deploy nuclear-powered submarines and is widely seen as a response to Chinese militarisation in the region, particularly in the strategically important South China Sea. The plan has divided Southeast Asian countries, with Indonesia and Malaysia https://reut.rs/3E4CYzE warning that it could lead to an arms …

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