US applies political pressure against Nord Stream 2
Moscow. The United States are using political pressure for unfair competition purposes, extending sanctions to the Nord Stream 2 and the TurkStream gas pipelines, official spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told TASS.
"This is the use of political pressure for unfair competition purposes," she noted. "This is an indicator of weakness of the US system. There are no efficient tools other than forcing tactics," Zakharova noted.
The US State Department will include the Nord Stream 2 and the second string of the TurkStream project into projects falling under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told reporters earlier on Wednesday.