Nord Stream 2 ‘a security threat’ – US official

By Dariusz Kalan 17 February 2017
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A senior United States official has slammed Russia’s plans to expand the Nord Stream pipeline, calling the project "a national security threat".

William Silkworth, head of the US State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources office for Europe, the Western Hemisphere and Africa, told the Central and Eastern European Gas Conference in Zagreb, Croatia on Wednesday that his opposition to the Nord Stream 2 project was "not an anti-Russia issue" but was instead related to the diversification of gas supplies.

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