Department of State clarifies US position on new sanctions on Nord Stream 2
US State Department Representative Price: Administration Against New Sanctions on SP-2
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US State Department spokesman Ned Price clarified the country's position on new sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which the Senate intends to discuss. His words are reported by RIA Novosti.
“We are concerned that this law, if passed, will only undermine unity among our European allies at a critical juncture when we must respond with a united front to Russian threats,” Price explained. According to him, the proposed restrictions “are not genuine progress in countering further Russian aggression or defending Ukraine.”
At the same time, Price stressed that the American administration is against the pipeline and for containing Russia.
Earlier, Politico learned that, most likely, the bill on sanctions against Nord Stream 2, proposed by Republican Ted Cruz, will not be approved. The main reason was the reluctance to interfere with US President Joe Biden in interacting with Russia. At the same time, the Republican Party said that the vote for the amendments would be won by an “overwhelming majority.”