Germany Will Appeal to the UN over US Threats to Nord Stream 2

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In an interview with RT, the head of the German Bundestag Energy Committee Klaus Ernst, said that it is being considered the possibility to contact the UN because of the US threats to impose sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. According to him, it is unacceptable when one country, for example the United States, prescribes to another sovereign country or the sovereign European Union the way issue of its own energy supply has to be resolved. The politician noted that this "is contrary to any reasonable relationship." Ernst also reacted to European Commission statements that if sanctions were imposed by the United States, it would be a violation of international law. “This is a violation to threaten the country's sovereignty,” he said. The politician pointed out that the European Union considers such influence to be contrary to international law. He admitted that after applying to the UN, Germany can file complaints with the appropriate courts. Earlier it became known that Russia has united with Germany around the construction of the main export gas pipeline "Nord Stream-2" facing the United States’ active opposition to. The project to build the gas pipeline is positively assessed by all European countries that have faced "unprecedented sanctions pressure from the United States." stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The United States is actively opposing the construction of Nord Stream 2. At the end of last year, on all companies involved in the project were imposed sanctions, after which the Swiss Allseas was forced to withdraw its pipe layer from the Baltic Sea. Further on restrictions were expanded then included into the US defense budget affecting insurance companies that cooperated with construction participants.