Operator "Nord stream — 2" responded to US threats to impose sanctions

The threat of the US state Department to impose sanctions against companies building the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" reflect a disregard for the interests of European industry, said RIA Novosti in the company 2 the Nord Stream AG.

The operator is reminded that energy companies from Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands have pledged to invest nearly a billion Euro and more than a thousand companies from 25 countries are fully committed to its completion.

2 Nord Stream AG said that if the pipeline will not be completed, the residents of Europe will be forced to pay for the gas for billions of dollars more.

Earlier, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on the companies involved in the construction of the pipeline, "immediately removed" from the project otherwise, "there will be consequences".

The diplomat explained that we are talking about measures stipulated by law CAATSA ("ON countering the enemies of America by sanctions").

The representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the threats from Washington, "an indicator of the weakness of the American system". She noted that the United States used political pressure in the interests of unscrupulous competition.

At the end of last year, the us authorities have adopted a defense budget calling for the introduction of restrictions against organizations involved in the implementation of the "Nord stream — 2" . After this, Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline.