US Says Nord Stream 2 Sanction Plan by Cruz Would Undermine United Front

The Biden administration has opposed the pipeline as it would bypass Ukraine, depriving it of lucrative transit fees.


The U.S. State Department said that a bill being pushed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz to slap sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline would undermine the united front in response to Russia, spokesperson Ned Price said on Jan. 6.

"Our concern is that, if passed, the legislation would only serve to undermine unity amongst our European allies at a crucial moment when we need to present a unified front in response to Russian threats against Ukraine," Price told reporters.

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