State Department: Nord Stream 2 presents threat to Europe’s security

State Department: Nord Stream 2 presents threat to Europe’s security

The United States believes that the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline presents broad geostrategic threats to Europe’s security, the U.S. assistant secretary for energy resources at the State Department Francis Fannon said.

Washington's opposition to "Nord Stream 2 is rooted in our abiding concern that the pipeline presents broad geostrategic threats to Europe’s security," he noted.

Fannon also noted that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was not built as a commercial project, but as a political tool.  "We call on all parties to exit the project," he stressed.

"Through Nord Stream 2, Russia seeks to increase its leverage of the West while severing Ukraine from Europe," the official added.

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