The administration of US President-elect Joe Biden will take measures to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
This was announced by the candidate for the post of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of the Congress.
“The President-elect completely agrees with you that Nord Stream 2 is a bad idea,” Blinken said addressing the committee members.
He added that Washington will seek to persuade foreign partners to stop supporting the pipeline.
If that fails, the US will have to look at tools that have not yet been used, Blinken said.
“I know that he would like us to use all the persuasive means we have to convince our friends and partners, including Germany, not to move forward,” said the candidate for the post of secretary of state, explaining Biden’s position.
Earlier, the administration of President Donald Trump imposed sanctions against the Russian pipe-laying vessel Fortuna, which is participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
In addition to Fortuna, its registered owner, KVT-RUS, was sanctioned.