The United States administration is opposed to new restrictive measures against the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which the Senate plans to discuss by mid-January, said US State Department spokesman Ned Price.
“Unfortunately, this amendment, in our assessment, is not genuine progress in countering further aggressive actions by Russia or defending Ukraine,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
According to Price, the law, if passed, “will undermine unity among Washington’s European allies at a time when it is necessary to respond with a united front to Russian threats.”
The spokesman for the American foreign policy department stressed that the US administration is against the SP-2 and for containing the Russian Federation. He added that the US administration is currently working with Congress and European allies on a package of sanctions against Russia.
Earlier, Texas Senator Ted Cruz proposed to introduce new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project.
The vote on the Republican bill is due by January 14. In addition, according to the document, Congress will have the right to vote for the re-imposition of sanctions in the event that US President Joe Biden decides to lift them.
According to media reports, Democrats in the United States Senate will not support the bill proposed by Republican Ted Cruise.