Against the Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” may be introduced new sanctions. About the US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell told the newspaper Handelsblatt.

Rambler wrote that the sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2” was included in the new defense budget of the United States, signed by President Donald trump in December of last year. After the imposition of sanctions pipelay – Swiss Allseas – stopped working. However, Russia intends to finish the pipeline on its own.

Ambassador Richard Grenell stressed that the Congress can quickly pass new sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2”.

“the New sanctions are supported by both parties. Despite the election campaign, the legislative process can go quickly,” he explained.

He also called on Germany to reconsider its policy towards Russia and to stop “feeding the beast”.

In turn, the company-operator Nord Stream 2 called the threat of sanctions as a permanent means of U.S. policy and reminded that the European Commission “called them a violation of international law.”