WASHINGTON, February 12. /TASS/. The US administration is continuous to observe the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 fuel pipeline challenge US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price stated at a briefing for reporters on Friday. He added that unilateral sanctions are only one of amongst many necessary tools Washington has.
“We are persevering with to observe exercise to finish or to certify the pipeline, and if such exercise takes place, we’ll make a dedication on the applicability of sanctions,” Price stated.
“But I might hasten so as to add that sanctions are only one of amongst many necessary tools. We’ll work carefully with our allies and companions to strengthen European vitality safety and to safeguard against the kind of predatory habits we’ve got warned against,” he added.
“Our place on Nord Stream 2 has been very clear and it stays unchanged. President Biden has made clear that Nord Stream 2 is a nasty deal. It’s a nasty deal as a result of it divides Europe, it exposes Ukraine and Central Europe to Russian manipulation, it goes against Europe’s personal acknowledged vitality and safety objectives,” the US Department of State Spokesperson stated.
He additionally assured the reporters that the present US administration counts on “constructive relationship with members of Congress” on the Nord Stream 2 problem. US lawmakers demand that the manager department ought to implement challenge sanctions.
“We definitely perceive Congress’s reputable curiosity on this problem, and we are dedicated to that engagement with them to make sure that they’ve the knowledge they want in as well timed a fashion as we are in a position to present,” Price stated.
In accordance with nationwide laws, the US administration is to submit a report itemizing the overseas firms concerned within the development of Nord Stream 2 to Congress by February 16.
For a quantity of geopolitical causes, Washington brazenly opposes the development of the pipeline and is making lively efforts to dam this challenge. Many specialists imagine that the United States is making an attempt to make the EU nations purchase its liquefied pure fuel, which is rather more costly than the Russian pipeline fuel. The laws adopted within the United States prior to now few years offers for the likelihood of making use of unilateral restrictive measures, particularly with respect to corporations taking part within the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 challenge.