The United States intends to impose further sanctions against “Nord stream-2” if it is found that new companies have joined the construction of the pipeline, said the head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price.
“We will continue to evaluate the activities around the pipeline that are underway in the region. If this activity meets the criteria for imposing sanctions, there is no doubt that the administration will comply with the requirements of the law,”he said.
Price recalled that reports on restrictions against participants in the construction of the “Nord stream-2” should be provided every ninety days.
Earlier, a group of Republicans in the US House of Representatives expressed concern to Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the policy of the Joe Biden administration regarding “Nord stream-2.” They believe that real actions do not support public statements against the implementation of the project.
Washington actively hinders the construction of the “Nord stream-2” because of the promotion of its liquefied natural gas in the EU. Many of the project participants are on the US sanctions lists, but Russia continues to lay the groundwork.