US government threatens new sanctions over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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The US government threatened new sanctions against companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on Thursday, urging them to pull out of construction on the German-Russian gas project.

The US State Department “reiterates its warning that any entity involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline risks US sanctions and should immediately abandon work on the pipeline,” said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement.

He added that the department is tracking efforts to complete the pipeline and “evaluating information regarding entities that appear to be involved” in the project.

Nord Stream 2 is a “bad deal – for Germany, for Ukraine, and for our Central and Eastern European allies and partners,” added Blinken.

“As multiple US administrations have made clear, this pipeline is a Russian geopolitical project intended to divide Europe,” he said.

Blinken pointed to sanctions legislation passed by Congress against Nord Stream 2 and said US President Joe Biden…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper