State Department: Nord Stream 2 jeopardizes U.S.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline jeopardizes the U.S. priority of European countries' energy security, a senior State Department official said on the eve of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming travel to Germany.
"I think you’re very aware of our policy on this [pipeline]. This is really about energy security for our European partners and allies. It’s been a longstanding strategic priority for the United States and we hope for our allies as well," he told the reporters.
The official stressed that Washington's view has always been that "Nord Stream 2 jeopardizes" the priority of energy security by "making European countries and our allies more reliant on single sources, single country sources of energy,"according to the transcript posted on Just The Real News.