Australia To Build Nuclear Submarine Base
Australia March 7 (rt.com) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to announce the construction of a new AU$10 billion nuclear submarine base, while warning Australians that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine will “inevitably stretch to the Indo-Pacific.”
Morrison will also reportedly warn that “a new arc of autocracy” is forming to “challenge and reset the world order in their own image,” and the prime minister will denounce Russia’s conflict with Ukraine as the “latest example of an authoritarian regime seeking to challenge the status quo through threats and violence.”
Three locations have reportedly been shortlisted for the nuclear submarine base: Two in New South Wales and one in Brisbane, Queensland.
Refusing to rule out Australia potentially arming Taiwan in a conflict against China, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said that the country’s current priority was to “deter any acts of aggression whether it’s from China or from Russia or anybody else.”