Pompeo: the US seeks to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russia

The Secretary of state said that Washington not only opposes the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline but also expands opportunities for delivering LNG to Europe.

President Donald Trump’s policy is for the whole of Europe to expand opportunities to diversify energy sources, and “not depend on Russia and Gazprom,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“It’s not good, it’s not safe, it creates risks, and frankly, in this case, people pay more to heat their homes,” Pompeo said in an interview with the Athens News Agency.

According to him, the United States not only declares its rejection of “Nord stream-2,” but also works to expand its capabilities to deliver liquefied natural gas to the region and increase the availability of other energy sources, such as oil and petroleum products.

“We hope that this work will continue, we count on it,” the head of American diplomacy said. “American participation here is truly unique, truly exceptional, and I think it will mean perfect things: greater diversification of energy sources, cheaper energy, and working with reliable partners such as companies from the United States.”