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U.S. Threatens to Sanction German Firms Constructing Russian Gas Pipeline

2 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

German companies building the $11billion Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline have been warned that they may face sanctions from the United States if they continue the construction project.
Richard Grenell, the American Ambassador to Germany, made the warning in a letter to several German companies working on the pipeline, which will carry gas from Russia to Germany.
The warning led the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag to accuse Grenell of blackmailing the companies, to which the U.S. Embassy replied, “The only thing that could be considered blackmail in this situation would be the Kremlin having...
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