New Zealand’s Ardern comments on Australian nuclear subs ban
25 September 2021 | 5:09 pm
"We have an independent foreign policy", says New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, after confirming that New Zealand would not lift a ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of Australia's decision to develop a nuclear submarine fleet.
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