Media: US Will Not Impose Sanctions on the Company in Charge of Nord Stream 2

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According to Fox Business, the Biden administration is not ready to risk relations with Germany and completely stop the project. Joe Biden's administration will not impose sanctions on the corporation overseeing the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and its CEO, Fox Business and Fox News reported. Citing an unnamed informed source, the network reported that in the meantime, the Department of State is expected to send its 90-day report to Congress listing the structures involved in the pipeline's construction that merit sanctions. In December, Congress passed the National Defense Appropriations Act, which included sanctions against companies and individuals involved in the Nord Stream 2 project. However, another informed source told Fox Business that ending the 95 percent completed project would require sanctions against German gas consumers, and the Biden administration is not prepared to risk its relationship with Germany to do so. However, the State Department reiterated its opposition to the project. “We will continue to highlight the strong, bipartisan US opposition to this project of pernicious Russian influence,” an unnamed foreign ministry official told Fox News. The US will continue to impose sanctions on ships involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2, despite Washington refusing to impose sanctions against the company in charge of the project, the television network reported.