The United States does not intend to abandon any restrictive and other similar instruments regarding Nord Stream 2, despite the deal with Germany aimed at resolving differences on this project. This was stated on Thursday at a regular briefing for journalists by the head of the press service of the US Department of State. Ned Price.
“To be clear: we are not abandoning any of the tools available to us. In fact, we are adding a few additional tools to our arsenal,” said a US Foreign Office spokesman, answering the question whether Washington is now refusing to use sanctions on the Northern stream – 2 “.
“However, the fact is that by the time we (the current US administration – approx. TASS) came to power, the construction of this pipeline was 90% complete. And we came to a conclusion based on the available information, and it did not everything is public, that the sanctions would not stop the construction of the pipeline, “Price stressed.