The administration of US President Joe Biden is trying to exclude amendments from the annual defense budget that involve sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, writes Foreign Policy.
According to the publication, United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and a number of representatives of the Biden administration personally called some members of Congress and urged them to cancel the amendments to the defense budget that affect the gas pipeline project.
Thus, the American authorities tried to withdraw from the sanctions the German companies that were involved in the construction of the SP-2.
According to the newspaper’s correspondents, this initiative of the Biden administration “angered” the representatives of the Republican Party in Congress.
Note that the US Senate is currently considering its version of the draft defense budget. After both chambers present their developments, the commission will agree on them in one document and send them to the vote of the Congress. After that, it will be sent for signature to the head of the White House.
Earlier it was also reported that MEP from Germany, Caroline Brownsberger-Reinhold, called for protecting the interests of EU citizens in the event of sanctions by the United States against Nord Stream-2.