The Washington Post reported that the US State Department insisted on imposing sanctions against the project of the Russian gas pipeline “Nord Stream-2” and the head of the company Nord Stream 2 AG Matthias Waring, but Joe Biden refused, fearing to spoil relations with Germany.
According to the newspaper, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, his deputy and Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland were not against sanctions aimed at blocking the project, without exception for the company’s executive director.
Joe Biden and other senior representatives of the National Security Council were against the sanctions, saying that they could spoil relations with Germany. It is specified that at the moment the project is already 90% complete, so the White House considers it as a fait accompli. It makes no sense to jeopardize relations between the United States and Germany.