D.He has his first two-way meeting with the new US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen, the US Secretary of State. Haiko Mass Nord Stream 2 is used for harsh criticism on the Baltic Sea gas pipeline. Blingen implicitly accused Germany of backing Russia’s efforts to disrupt joint security by sticking to the plan.
After Tuesday evening’s talks, spokesman Netflix said on a page of a NATO meeting in Brussels that Blinken had underscored the US resolution to work with allies and allies to counter Moscow’s objective. In this context, he reiterated his opposition to the gas pipeline project. The Foreign Office did not provide any information on the matter Nort Stream2 And talked about a “good exchange”.
Discussions on how to deal with Russia
Prior to that, there was an informal conversation between Blinken, Moss and their colleagues in France and Great Britain. The Foreign Office announced that the “credible exchange” between the four was about Afghanistan, Yemen and Iran. In addition, the “NATO 2030” strategic process was a topic that aims to initiate reforms for closer political cooperation between allies.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb wrote on Twitter that the four NATO nations stand together as a “positive force” to press for peace in Yemen and prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. However, initially there was no detailed information on possible deals between the four ministers.
The talks took place on Tuesday evening as part of the current meeting of NATO foreign ministers. Talks on how to deal with Russia this Wednesday are still pending.
“Short” encounter with explosive power
A few hours before the conversation with Mass, which the US State Department described as “short” – Blinken had already made it clear that the US wanted North Stream 2 to be shut down immediately and would not be ashamed of the new sanctions against the companies involved. Under construction.
U.S. demands on Nord Stream 2 are particularly explosive because the 1,230-kilometer two-pipe pipeline is already more than 90 percent full. In the future, it will actually have to carry 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year from Russia to Germany.
The United States justified its rejection by saying that its European partners relied heavily on Russian gas and had already imposed sanctions on a company involved in construction in January. Pipeline supporters accuse the United States of wanting to sell its liquefied petroleum gas better in Europe.
So far, the federal government has rejected political intervention to stop the project. In Berlin, among other things, it is argued that a policy that relies on economic isolation for Russia could pose great risks. In addition, a building worth billions should be avoided. Upon completion, the function may still be restricted or conditions may be attached.