It is noted that the Biden administration does not intend to impose sanctions, as requested by Congress and Republican Senator Ted Cruz. In particular, Cruz is delaying the approval of seven US ambassadors and thus trying to get measures against Nord Stream-2.
The publication, citing sources, notes that the White House contacted the senator, who stressed that the Biden administration is legally authorized to impose sanctions. In response, the White House has made it clear that sanctions will not be imposed during Biden's presidency.
Michael McCaul, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reportedly called on President Joe Biden to urgently impose sanctions against Russia's Nord Stream-2.
According to McCaul, Russia is using the pipeline as a weapon.
As it was reported earlier, despite the message of the company Nord-stream 2 on the start of the process of filling the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline with gas, the US State Department has confirmed its intention to counteract this project. In particular, such a statement was made by the representative of the US State Department Ned Price.