White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki noted the continued possibility of introducing additional sanctions against Nord Stream 2. She stated this during a regular briefing for journalists.
The White House noted that the absence of measures on Nord Stream 2 in the sanctions against Russia announced on April 15 by US President Joe Biden does not mean that they will not be in the future.
“I can only say that, of course, if additional actions are taken … We, of course, reserve the right to apply additional actions. It does not mean that more will not follow, “- said the press secretary of the White House.
Psaki did not answer the question whether additional sanctions against SP – 2 were agreed or not.
On April 9, German Ambassador to the United States, Emily Haber, said that sanctions against Russia because of Nord Stream 2 are necessary, but they must be administered in a metered fashion in order to remain effective. She noted that such restrictions remain the most effective tool in international diplomacy.
On the same day, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called on the United States not to create illegal obstacles to the implementation of the construction of Nord Stream 2.
On April 7, Politico, citing sources, reported that the US Department of Justice had approved two packages of sanctions against the pipeline. It was noted that the final decision on this initiative has not yet been made.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is being built from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea with the aim of direct and reliable gas supplies to Europe. The EU countries mainly support the project and participate in its implementation. Poland, the Baltic States, Ukraine and the United States are opposed.