Washington does not comment on the possibility of imposing new sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, but continues to consider it a bad deal, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
“I can’t give you a forecast (regarding the possible imposition of sanctions), but we continue to consider (“Nord stream-2″) a bad deal and convey this position to our partners, including European ones,” Psaki said at a briefing.
Nord Stream 2 involves constructing two strands of a gas pipeline from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The project is actively opposed by the United States, promoting its liquefied natural gas in the EU and Ukraine, and some European countries. Washington imposed sanctions on the pipeline in December 2019. In Germany, they support the completion of the gas pipeline and reject unilateral extraterritorial US sanctions. According to the project operator Nord Stream 2 AG (a 100% subsidiary of Gazprom), as of March 31, “Nord stream-2” was 95% built, with 121 kilometers of the total length of the pipeline remaining to be laid along two lines.