German lawmaker questions threats by US senators
7 de agosto de 2020, 16:23Berlin, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) German lawmaker Klaus Ernst ignored on Friday the threats by three US senators regarding sanctions against the port operator Sassnitz GmbH, local press reported.
Ernst, who is also the chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy, Lower House of the German Parliament, described a letter issued by US senators as 'the height of insolence.'
In the letter, the three US legislators threaten with the 'financial ruin' the mentioned German company that is involved in the construction of the Nord Strem 2 gas pipeline.
Nord Stream 2 will bring oil from Russia to Germany, passing through territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Finland, Russia, Sweden and Denmark.
According to Ernst, the letter is a direct threat to town Sassnitz, where the port operator is located, as well as the federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
The lawmaker urged the federal government to convene the US ambassador and present effective countermeasures and apply them if necessary, Russian news agency Sputnik highlights.
When completed, the two strings of Nord Stream 2 will transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually.
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