Russian FM: "No country should doubt US unreliability"

  • 14:11 23 December 2019

Russian FM: "No country should doubt US unreliability"

Speaking before the Russian Federation Council this Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov slammed the recently introduced US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 and TurkStreamm saying that no country should doubt US unreliability, ONA's local bureau reports.

"The US has once again demonstrated that their politics come down to the deterrence by different means - sanctions, ultimatums, threats. When a [country] punishes its closest allies for solving its economic problems, I think not one country in the world can doubt that if the US promises something, it can drop out at any moment," Lavrov said.

On Sunday, Lavrov assured people that the pipeline project will be completed just as the TurkSteam, adding that TrukStream is set for a full launch in two or three weeks.

Note that US President Donald Trump signed on December 20 the $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act, envisioning sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines.

The US Department of the Treasury demanded that all the engaged companies stop all construction-related activities.

Swiss company Allseas has already suspended work on laying the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, while Berlin has rejected the sanctions as a breach of European sovereignty, and Moscow has pledged to complete the construction of the pipeline.

Farid Akbarov