Germany 'controlled' by Russian Federation on gas, Trump says
14 July, 2018, 04:26 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
U.S. President Donald Trump said the gas pipeline would amount to a "captive" Germany, as it would lead to energy dependence on Russian Federation.
"It's very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia, where you're supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia", Trump said in a video of the meeting on Twitter.
US President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance.
Speaking in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said he had not heard any of his European Union counterparts talk positively about Nord Stream 2 and said Washington didn't like it because it didn't promote diversity of supply. "You tell me, is that appropriate?"
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He added that "I think these countries have to step it up, not over a 10 year period, they have to step it up immediately".
Russian Federation has obtained construction permits for Nord Stream 2 from Germany, Finland and Sweden, as the pipeline will pass through their maritime exclusive economic zones.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was more diplomatic than Trump, but the same message was directed toward Germany. The US president also called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states to immediately do something about the matter. It would run 1,200 km, mostly under the Baltic Sea along the existing Nord Stream pipeline.
Most Eastern European countries have expressed their concern over the pipeline project over the years, claiming it directly threatens the security of their countries as Russian Federation will able to use its vast energy resources as a way to have leverage over Western Europe.
"But the decision (for such projects - ed.) countries are sovereign".
The previous Barack Obama administration nonetheless pointed out the disconnect from a Germany that could sign on to EU-US sanctions against Russian Federation over Ukraine and pursue energy deals with Moscow.
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