Additional sanctions for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the companies involved in its construction are being discussed in the United States, as the sanctions legislation that Congress passed in 2019 and expanded in 2020, today has significant support from a bipartisan Congressional majority.
US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken echoed the words of President Joe Biden saying that Nord Stream 2 is a bad deal — for Germany, for Ukraine and for their Central and Eastern European allies and partners.
“The Department is tracking efforts to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and is evaluating information regarding entities that appear to be involved,” he said.
He recalled that as multiple US administrations have made clear, this pipeline is a Russian geopolitical project intended to divide Europe and weaken European energy security.
“The Biden Administration is committed to complying with that legislation,” Mr Blinken added. “The 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.”
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