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

WASHINGTON (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)