US senators Ted Cruz (Republican from Texas) and Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat from New Hampshire) have prepared a bill that provides for the introduction of sanctions against companies involved in the construction of Russian offshore pipelines, primarily “Nord stream — 2.” This was reported by the magazine Foreign Policy, which was a preliminary version of this document.
Senators propose to ban the entry into the United States and freeze the financial assets in the country of persons who sell or lease sea vessels for the construction of “Nord stream — 2”. In addition, a number of restrictions are proposed against those who provide financial or technical support, as well as insurance for such courts.
American legislators propose to pay special attention to the activities of two construction companies — the Swiss contractor Allseas and the Italian company Saipem, engaged in laying pipes for the “Nord stream — 2”.
As one of the Republican Senator’s aides, familiar with the progress of work on the bill, told the magazine, past US actions aimed at undermining Iran’s oil exports were taken as a model.