The implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project can still be hindered since the Russian pipe harms Europe and the United States. This was stated by former national security adviser to the President of the United States John Bolton in an interview with the German publication Der Spiegel.
He laments that the head of state, Donald Trump, only spoke all the time about the need to impose sanctions on the вЂњSP вЂ” 2вЂќ, but did not do so.
вЂњI think it would have stopped the pipeline. And it's not finished yet. It can still be stopped. This causes strategic damage to Europe and the United States, вЂњ Bolton said.
The former Trump ally was asked what motivates Washington in its fight against the Russian gas pipeline-fears that Germany and the EU will become energy dependent on the Russian Federation, or this issue is more related to business and вЂњAmerican hopesвЂќ to sell their liquefied gas to the Old World.
To this Bolton frankly replied that вЂњboth.вЂќ
Recall that on Wednesday, July 15, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced that Washington has published recommendations under the law on sanctions against Moscow, including the document вЂњSP-2 вЂњand the second thread of theвЂќ Turkish streamвЂќ.
In Germany, such restrictions were called вЂњextortionвЂќ and interference in the sovereign affairs of European countries. The restrictive measures may affect 120 companies from different countries of the continent.