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US threatens Nord Stream 2 affiliates with new sanctions

All entities partaking in the development of the Russian-German natural gas pipeline should withdraw, says US state secretary.

Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP / AFP

The US government is threatening to impose a new set of sanctions on companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 project, meant to supply European countries with natural gas from Russia.

"Any entity involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline risks US sanctions and should immediately abandon work on the pipeline," says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement, as cited by Reuters.

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