Merkel responds to U.S. senators' threats to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Merkel responds to U.S. senators' threats to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2

The Nord Stream 2 project will be completed despite U.S. threats of sanctions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, as quoted by the MDR TV channel.

According to the broadcaster, Merkel spoke against the sanctions during her visit to Stralsund.

In early August, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson wrote a letter to Sassnitz GmbH, operator of Mukran Port, threatening them with "financial destruction" if they did not stop providing logistical support for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

The German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations responded to the threats, demanded that Berlin and the European Commission react and protect German and European companies from such "attacks by third countries". The committee also asked for financial and legal support from extraterritorial sanctions.

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