U.S. authorities are increasing pressure on German and European companies involved in the construction of "Nord stream — 2", the newspaper "Die Welt" with reference to sources.
It is emphasized that the United States conducted two videoconferences with contractors of the gas pipeline from Germany and other European countries to "to indicate the far-reaching consequences for their further participation in the project". They were attended by representatives of the state Department, the Ministry of Finance and US Department of energy.
The US state Department has included the "Nord stream 2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream 2" in the new edition of the recommendations relating to the law CAATSA on countering Russia through sanctions. This was stated by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
According to him, the investments and other actions associated with the Russian export pipelines, the risk is under us sanctions.