White House press secretary Jen Psaki commented on the possibility of imposing further sanctions because of the pipeline “Nord Stream-2”.
According to her, the U.S. continues to monitor the actions to complete its construction or certification of the pipeline. Psaki stressed that if such actions take place, then the U.S. will decide to impose sanctions. At the same time, she noted that sanctions are only one of the tools to ensure energy security.
The White House spokeswoman also said that U.S. President Joe Biden still considers Nord Stream 2 a bad deal for Europe. She added that the head of state believes the implementation of this project could divide Europe.
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration is thinking about reviewing the policy on Nord Stream-2. According to the American newspaper, Washington is assessing whether to abandon the sanctions against companies and individuals involved in the construction.
At present, the construction of “Nord Stream-2” has not been completed; a section of the pipeline is being laid in the territorial waters of Denmark. It is planned to finish the work in the Kingdom’s waters in April 2021. Overall, Gazprom expects the pipeline to be completed by the end of this year.