Biden explains why he waived sanctions against Russian gas pipelines


The administration of the new American Democratic President Joseph Biden has unexpectedly changed its position on Nord Stream 2. The head of the United States declares that the continuation of sanctions against Russian gas pipelines does not meet the national interests of Washington.


On Tuesday May 25, Biden spoke to reporters on the White House lawn and explained why it is currently unprofitable for the United States to maintain sanctions against SP-2.

The pipeline was almost completed by the time I took office ... Imposing sanctions now would be counterproductive in terms of our relationship with Europe

- Joe Biden explained to the media.

The ruling elite of Germany is in favor of the construction of Nord Stream 2. However, in the fall after the elections to the Bundestag political the situation in Germany may change. If the Green Party comes to power in Berlin, it will be very problematic to complete work on the gas project.

French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke about the need to abolish anti-Russian restrictive measures. In his opinion, such a tactic does not work against Moscow, however, in cooperation with other EU leaders, another program of action will be developed - “regular provocations of the Kremlin” should receive an adequate response from the international community.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 26 May 2021 12: 10
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    Biden just gave up to Sergey the journalist. So many letters were drawn into the void and articles about SP-2
    This is now the journalist's personal enemy

    Although it is still possible to download a couple of analytical articles that the gas pipeline may not be completed, Ukrainians and Estonians will love
    1. greenchelman Online greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 26 May 2021 13: 46
      -2
      Not everything is so clear ...
      https://topcor.ru/19997-vashington-vvel-novye-sankcii-protiv-severnogo-potoka-2.html
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 26 May 2021 19: 17
    +1
    They change their strategy - they failed to stop construction, they will make it economically unprofitable for the Russian Federation.
    They will “play” with prices, carry out carbon, environmental, cross-border and similar taxes, raise the price of regional distribution networks such as Opal and the like, increase imports from Algeria, Libya, complete and conduct new pipelines from Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Middle Asia , Iraq, Iran, S. Arabia, Qatar, will increase the capacity of alternative sources, etc., etc.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 27 May 2021 12: 59
      +2
      They will “play” with prices, carry out carbon, environmental, cross-border and similar taxes, raise the price of regional distribution networks like Opal and the like,

      They will not "play". Everything is contracted.

      And if they do "play", it will be on their own territory, and with the wallets of their own consumers.

      will increase imports from Algeria, Libya,

      Will not increase:
      - There is no required volume of the product (H-Gas), for which the ground infrastructure has already been reequipped.
      - and most importantly - where then is the "geographical" interest of the Germans here?)

      will complete and install new pipelines from Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Middle Asia, Iraq, Iran, North Arabia, Qatar,

      They will not complete the construction and will not carry it out.
      It is not cost effective.

      will increase the capacity of alternative sources, etc., etc.

      Well, it will be tomorrow, but Europe needs energy yesterday.

      etc.

      That's an argument!)
  3. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
    Rum rum (Rum rum) 27 May 2021 21: 18
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    Is it that simple?

    Does not meet national interests

    belay
    And no explanation?
    Pan Marzecki, how's that? But what about - they won't! They won't let you! recourse