US Congress Includes Sanctions against Nord Stream 2 in Defense Policy
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The US Congress is considering a draft 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the imposition of sanctions against companies involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch said, Defense News reported.
“The reason for the push is that this window is closing. A lot of Nord Stream is done already,” he said on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum.
Risch believes sanctions will persuade the construction firms involved to close its work on the project.
“It will cost them dearly. I think if those sanctions pass [the companies] will shut down, and I think the Russians will have to look for another way to do this, if they can do this,” Defense news cites Risch.
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