February 4, 2021

The United States in January imposed sanctions on the Fortuna vessel involved in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline - Image Credit: Lars Kongsbak/MarineTraffic.com

The United States in January imposed sanctions on the Fortuna vessel involved in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline – Image Credit: Lars Kongsbak/MarineTraffic.com

The United States will monitor activity to complete or certify the Nord Stream 2 pipeline intended to transport Russian natural gas to Europe and, if such activity takes place, will make a determination on sanctions, the U.S. State Department spokesman said on Wednesday.

“It’s a bad deal,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a news briefing. “We will work closely with our allies and partners to reinforce European energy security and safeguard against predatory behavior, including that of Russia in this case.”

 (Reporting by Simon Lewis, Lisa Lambert and Daphne Psaledakis; editing by Jonathan Oatis)


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