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German Foreign Ministry criticized US threats to Nord Stream 2

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German Foreign Ministry criticized US threats to Nord Stream 2

The German Foreign Ministry criticized the American senators who threatened the port authorities in the German city of Sassnitz with sanctions for participating in the construction of Nord Stream 2. State Secretary of the German Foreign Ministry Niels Annen told about this in an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper.


Annen criticized the letter from US senators to the Mukran port operator Sassnitz GmbH, which refers to the impending sanctions against companies involved in supporting the construction of the pipeline, including the management of the port of Sassnitz. Three US senators have threatened "financial destruction" for their participation in the construction of the pipeline. In his opinion, the tone and content of the letters of the American senators are "completely inappropriate blackmail", to which Berlin does not want to succumb.

The US policy of extraterritorial sanctions against close partners and allies is a serious attack on our national sovereignty

- said the State Secretary of the German Foreign Ministry.

Annen stressed that the policy of Germany and Europe in relation to European energy security will be determined "exclusively in Berlin and Brussels, and not in Washington." In addition, according to him, Germany will use its chairmanship of the Council of the European Union to strengthen "European sovereignty."

At the same time, the Bundestag called the threats of American senators a "new stage" in the escalation of the geopolitical conflict between Germany and the United States.

As previously reported, three US senators: Ted Cruise, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson wrote a three-page letter in which they openly threatened the Mukran port operator with Faehrhafen Sassnitz GmbH, which is participating in the completion of the gas pipeline. Senators have demanded that the company "immediately stop" using the port of Mukran as a logistics base for Nord Stream 2.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 10: 19
    +8
    German Foreign Ministry criticized US threats to Nord Stream 2
    It's easy to criticize. "I've done it myself more than once" (Twain) You need to take steps.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 7 August 2020 10: 42
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      It's easy to criticize. "I've done it myself more than once" (Twain)

      Let's dwell on what Mark Twain said:
      “Quitting smoking is easy. I myself have quit a hundred times "(" It's easy to quit smoking. I quit a thousand times myself ")
      In other words:
      - My daddy used to say: "The deepest religious feeling comes when you cheat a swindler."
      - I never said that. You misinterpret me all my life.

      "Maverick" ©
      1. Roman123567
        Roman123567 7 August 2020 11: 34
        0
        "I got married 17 times, and every time it was successful" (c)
    2. Atlant-1164
      Atlant-1164 7 August 2020 11: 33
      +9
      The good news is that the Germans began to show signs of dissatisfaction with the actions of the amers ... before they silently swallowed everything.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 7 August 2020 13: 14
        -2
        Quote: Atlant-1164
        The good news is that the Germans began to show signs of dissatisfaction with the actions of the amers ... before they silently swallowed everything.

        They would have swallowed a political blunder even now, but here they will have to rebuild and rewrite legislation in many areas for this topic, and this is the economy.
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 7 August 2020 10: 21
    10
    The Germans are right ... on the other hand, how can you talk about sovereignty when they have American troops on their territory ..
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 7 August 2020 10: 43
      +6
      Quote: parusnik
      when they have American troops on their territory ...

      ... and some of the gold reserves are in Fort Knox ... wassat
      1. iConst
        iConst 7 August 2020 11: 45
        +3
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Quote: parusnik
        when they have American troops on their territory ...

        ... and some of the gold reserves are in Fort Knox ... wassat

        The main stranglehold is the Fed.
        Judging by the extremely nervous reaction to Russian gas, the Americans have a vision of retaining influence on the whole world with the same energy control.

        The electromobility revolution is about to happen. Oil will become even less in demand amid the stagnation of the global economy. At the same time, electricity consumption will rise sharply.
        No "green" technologies can and will not be able to provide this boom. Atom and gas - that's what will be in demand. The Americans almost lost their atom.

        There is practically no "own" gas in Europe. And if Uncle Sam in Europe will be practically a monopolist, and, for a second, all sorts of cathars and others like that under the clutches of global energy cartels, then ... This stranglehold will be more abrupt than a dollar.

        And, I will add - China is growing as a maritime power and will soon be able to challenge America at sea. And gas carriers from Arabia are quite accessible from Chinese territory. If that ... smile
        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 11: 50
          -5
          Quote: iConst
          The electromobility revolution is about to happen. Oil will become even less in demand amid stagnation in the global economy.

          Did you understand what you wrote? For an electric car, it is necessary to burn oil and gas somewhere and get electricity. request
          1. iConst
            iConst 7 August 2020 11: 58
            +8
            Quote: Mavrikiy
            For an electric car, you need to burn oil and gas somewhere

            Burn oil? Well, well ... I just wrote about gas.
            I advise you to read to the end, and not undermine half the text.
          2. Courier
            Courier 7 August 2020 12: 02
            -6
            An electric car has an efficiency of 95%, an internal combustion engine - 30%, oil will need to be burned less.
            1. Hwostatij
              Hwostatij 7 August 2020 12: 39
              +3
              Yeah, but electricity is taken from the outlet
            2. Mikhail m
              Mikhail m 7 August 2020 13: 42
              +1
              Quote: Courier
              An electric car has an efficiency of 95%

              Especially in winter, when the interior needs to be heated.
              1. avdkrd
                avdkrd 7 August 2020 15: 18
                -2
                Quote: Mikhail M
                Especially in winter, when the interior needs to be heated.

                This is about the engine, and in order to warm an electric car with an internal combustion engine, energy is needed. In any case, an electric car is several times more economical, both in winter and in summer.
                1. Mikhail m
                  Mikhail m 7 August 2020 20: 17
                  0
                  And if you start calculating the efficiency from a power plant? Losses in power generation, transmission, battery charging? The internal combustion engine will be much more economical. And this does not affect environmental issues in the production and disposal of batteries. And the loss of battery capacity during operation? The internal combustion engine uses excess heat to heat the passenger compartment, the electric car stupidly discharges the batteries. Electric cars are a dead-end branch at this stage, until efficient energy storage has been invented.
      2. alpamys
        alpamys 7 August 2020 13: 03
        0
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Quote: parusnik
        when they have American troops on their territory ...

        ... and some of the gold reserves are in Fort Knox ... wassat

        they returned everything a long time ago
  3. 501Legion
    501Legion 7 August 2020 10: 21
    +6
    European terpily, their statements, like a Chinese warning, can be listened to forever
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 7 August 2020 10: 50
      +3
      Phrase:
      "You can endlessly look at three things: how the fire burns, how the water flows and how other people work" - you will need to change to:
      "You can endlessly look at four things: how the fire burns, how the water flows, how other people work, and how the Americans threaten and impose sanctions."
      laughing
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 7 August 2020 11: 29
        +1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        and how the Americans threaten and impose sanctions "

        To someone else laughing
    2. alpamys
      alpamys 7 August 2020 13: 04
      -1
      Quote: 501Legion
      European terpily, their statements, like a Chinese warning, can be listened to forever

      the same can be said about Syria when its Jews bombard the Russian current cheeks inflate
  4. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 7 August 2020 10: 23
    0
    Do they play independence?
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 7 August 2020 10: 31
      +1
      Not without it. And who wants to lose money? Get irritated.
      1. snucerist
        snucerist 7 August 2020 11: 07
        +3
        On the one hand, so. A group of German businessmen who have invested money in the project does not want to lose it.
        The problem, however, is that in the event of a real tightening of US sanctions, it could lose much more serious money.
        Moreover, they can be lost not only by the group lobbying for the interests of SP-2, but also by groups of other German businessmen who have nothing to do with SP-2 at all. And these groups will also put pressure on Merkel.
        1. eklmn
          eklmn 9 August 2020 00: 44
          0
          “Moreover, they can be lost not only by the group lobbying for the interests of SP-2, but also by groups of other German businessmen who have nothing to do with SP-2 at all.”
          I don't know how the Russian bases are physically contained, but the repair of the barracks / roofs is done by the Germans. Cleaning / washing - by the Germans. Schools / teachers - German (optional). Vegetables / fruits / canteen food - from German farms. Bars / restaurants visited by amers are profitable. The drivers / locksmiths / plumbers are German. It is not for nothing that a bunch of burgomasters sent a collective letter to Merkel to do everything to keep the bases.
  5. Fedorov
    Fedorov 7 August 2020 10: 25
    +5
    Personally, I somehow like this bickering between Berlin and Washington. bully You look mattress covers Germany over time and profuket.
    1. Roman123567
      Roman123567 7 August 2020 11: 40
      0
      Unless - with time .. Someday the sun will go out ..
      In the meantime, Berlin has the same one-sided bickering with Washington as we do .. the Americans are imposing sanctions, the other side snarls .. and this is where it all ends ..
      Will the port of Mukran want to earn money on the supply of SP-2, and then wither away under sanctions ?? Let's see ..
  6. RUnnm
    RUnnm 7 August 2020 10: 29
    0
    The question is whether old Europe will withstand the pressure of the United States and new Europeans. If yes, then this will be a real chance for the gradual achievement of political sovereignty, if it does not stand it, then the old Europe will sooner or later be crushed by American satellites such as Poland and the like by paper tigers.
    1. Klingon
      Klingon 7 August 2020 14: 07
      0
      the problem is that only Germany and France remained from old Europe. Well, maybe Italy is on the side, the rest are just husks.
      1. RUnnm
        RUnnm 7 August 2020 15: 45
        -2
        Austria, Portugal, Italy ...
  7. Alexga
    Alexga 7 August 2020 10: 31
    +7
    Business! The German Foreign Ministry criticizes, the Russian Foreign Ministry expresses concern, and the gas pipeline is standing still, more precisely, it is sealed at the bottom.
    1. alpamys
      alpamys 7 August 2020 13: 08
      0
      Quote: AlexGa
      Business! The German Foreign Ministry criticizes, the Russian Foreign Ministry expresses concern, and the gas pipeline is standing still, more precisely, it is sealed at the bottom.

      according to German news, they say that the Russians have to pull pipes to land and only then do the Germans start working, as they supposedly agreed.
    2. Fedorov
      Fedorov 7 August 2020 13: 09
      0
      Who told you that "they have sealed the pipe with plasticine? Work is in progress. And it’s not worth it — it’s still there. repeat My bro is carrying out an inspection there.
  8. kriten
    kriten 7 August 2020 10: 33
    +4
    German protests will not go further than demagoguery. Nobody gave them the right to decide. They were only allowed to talk.
  9. Poetry
    Poetry 7 August 2020 10: 36
    +6
    The army that defeated them in an unprecedentedly brutal war left there long ago. Only these parasites remained.
  10. Campanella
    Campanella 7 August 2020 10: 39
    +1
    It would be logical to offer Europe military protection against US encroachments from Russia, to change the roof, so to speak. At the same time, it would be curious to see the faces of all these under-senators.
    1. Roman123567
      Roman123567 7 August 2020 11: 42
      -2
      Well, well .. suggest ..))
      The United States does not encroach on Europe anyway .. it is the Russians who may still be afraid there ..
      And the United States imposes sanctions ... or not ... This is their protection !! We can't offer anything here ..
      1. Campanella
        Campanella 7 August 2020 13: 49
        -1
        Are sanctions a manifestation of goodwill in your opinion? How is it not infringed? And Potok2, and Volkswagen? Just put on sovereignty with the appliance. I won't say anything about finances.
        1. Roman123567
          Roman123567 7 August 2020 14: 01
          -2
          People and horses have mixed up.
          It was about "offering Europe military protection against US encroachments from Russia."
          So, having withdrawn amer's troops, and bringing in ours, Europe will gain nothing ..
          All the same, the US will impose sanctions !! That is why I said - here we cannot offer Europe anything ..

          Whether or not to follow the instructions from the US - Europe decides of its own free will !!
          Nobody puts a machine gun to their temples ..))
          1. Campanella
            Campanella 7 August 2020 14: 11
            0
            It is not necessary to introduce anything, it is enough for the United States to withdraw its troops and place anti-aircraft systems along the perimeter.
            What kind of goodwill? This is an economic ultimatum.
            Vaughn Durov was banned from cryptocurrency, and this clearly characterizes the approaches of the Coconut people, the same Huawei ..
  11. Alien From
    Alien From 7 August 2020 10: 39
    -1
    The Germans have lost their gold reserves, they now have ...
    1. Roman123567
      Roman123567 7 August 2020 11: 43
      -2
      And where does the stock?
      What would change ??
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 7 August 2020 12: 06
        0
        Wouldn't have been hostage by the striped ones.
        1. Roman123567
          Roman123567 7 August 2020 14: 04
          -2
          The meaning of what was said is not clear ..
          What are they hostages? And what changes the stock of gold ??
          If a German port wants to work with the Nord Stream, it will receive sanctions .. If it doesn’t work, it will not receive sanctions .. How are the hostages here ..
    2. alpamys
      alpamys 7 August 2020 13: 10
      0
      Quote: Alien From
      The Germans have lost their gold reserves, they now have ...

      where is this nonsense? everything was returned to the country long ago.
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 7 August 2020 13: 17
        +1
        Remind at least a few cases when the striped ones voluntarily returned something?
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 August 2020 10: 53
    +1
    is a serious infringement on our national sovereignty
    Well, finally, the Germans remembered that they have some kind of sovereignty, none at all. Got angry at the Americans as an adult. Still, their "green" brains have been set a little.
  13. jncnfdybr
    jncnfdybr 7 August 2020 11: 05
    +2
    Germany talks a lot, but does little. As she obeyed SASH, she continues. And this criticism goes to one place.))
  14. A.K.
    A.K. 7 August 2020 11: 10
    0
    It all started with Putin's 2008 speech in Munich. Over which then the entire West laughed But now 2020 and the United States imposes sanctions against Germany. Who would have thought then how much has changed since then and will change even more in the future. There is a complete reformatting of the world political model. And it is unlikely that America can change something, but they will continue to interfere.
    1. Roman123567
      Roman123567 7 August 2020 11: 45
      -5
      But as for me, nothing has changed ..
      The United States, as they held half the world by the balls, still remains .. the dollar ruled the world as it does .. And the fact that the Germans wanted to pooch a little .. but that doesn't change much ..
      1. Nastia makarova
        Nastia makarova 7 August 2020 12: 18
        0
        how there will be no dollar as a world currency and then the us will disappear
        1. Roman123567
          Roman123567 7 August 2020 14: 05
          -1
          This is how it will not be - then it will not be .. And while there is ..
          1. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 7 August 2020 14: 12
            0
            but does anyone doubt this at the moment? it all depends on China
  15. Courier
    Courier 7 August 2020 11: 11
    0
    And what exactly did Germany sag on the SP-2?
    There were dates for pipe-laying, Germany ignored the US threats, JV 2 failed to complete, which is Germany's fault.
  16. Roman123567
    Roman123567 7 August 2020 11: 32
    -6
    The Fritz just don't know yet that sanctions are good ..))
    1. alpamys
      alpamys 7 August 2020 13: 12
      0
      Quote: Roman123567
      The Fritz just don't know yet that sanctions are good ..))

      So explain to us the Fritz what is the use of the Ivans?
      1. Roman123567
        Roman123567 7 August 2020 14: 06
        -1
        Only Putin knows how to explain this ..))
    2. Campanella
      Campanella 7 August 2020 14: 05
      0
      You underestimate the Fritzes.
      They feel quite comfortable under the shadow of the United States. Something like Lukashenka, only at a higher level. If world politics is not viewed as a race for first place, then it is even more profitable for small countries to occupy positions next to the first. That's when the US gets out of shape and the fun begins.
  17. Courier
    Courier 7 August 2020 11: 34
    0
    What real possibilities does Germany have to get around US sanctions?

    They are simply not there.
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 7 August 2020 11: 44
      +1
      Quote: Courier
      What real possibilities does Germany have to get around US sanctions?

      To create “one-day” firms registered in Russia and with founders of the type “Uncle Sasha from the next doorway”.
      1. Roman123567
        Roman123567 7 August 2020 11: 49
        -3
        It's not gonna go..
        There, after the completion of construction (and it seems like the ship should get a special insurance from Uncle Sasha), there will be another epic with the certification of the gas pipeline .. again call Uncle Sasha ..
        So there will be many obstacles
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 7 August 2020 12: 04
          +2
          Quote: Roman123567
          So there will be many obstacles

          "And who is easy now?" (from) wink
          Look, even Gazprom withdrew Akademik Chersky from its asset ...

          In general, all these are more than half measures. Until Germany puts the question bluntly into everyone's ears that these antics of the United States are interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and the EU, you will have to dodge like that.
          1. cniza
            cniza 7 August 2020 12: 09
            +1
            They need to drive the Americans out of their country ...
            1. Kurare
              Kurare 7 August 2020 12: 17
              +1
              Quote: cniza
              They need to drive the Americans out of their country ...

              hi There is a very serious mercantile / economic interest here. US military bases, for example in the fed. Rhineland-Palatinate, are located in very economically underdeveloped areas. In fact, the US Army is one of the largest employers. Many settlements are rented by American officers, and the US Army is very generous in sponsoring, for example, renting an entire house.
              1. cniza
                cniza 7 August 2020 12: 49
                +3
                It is necessary to compare and calculate which is more profitable, it is up to them to decide ...
                1. Kurare
                  Kurare 7 August 2020 13: 00
                  +1
                  Quote: cniza
                  It is necessary to compare and calculate which is more profitable, it is up to them to decide ...

                  It seems to me that here it is necessary to unambiguously discard the current economic component, since it is not rolling now, but it will only get worse: the same Trump demands "pay for what we protect you." In addition, Germany needs to decide on sovereignty.
                  1. cniza
                    cniza 7 August 2020 13: 18
                    +1
                    That's just the point, they milk them thoroughly, I am already silent about the state of the German army ...
                    1. Kurare
                      Kurare 7 August 2020 14: 08
                      +1
                      Quote: cniza
                      That's just the point, they milk them thoroughly, ...

                      We haven't started yet. But Trump does not throw words to the wind. He performed a similar trick in South Korea.
                      Quote: cniza
                      .. I'm already silent about the state of the German army ...

                      The Germans, or rather German politicians, are to blame for this. Defense ministers of recent years have been an example of incompetence. In fact, this post was received for political reasons and not professional aptitude.
                      1. cniza
                        cniza 7 August 2020 17: 33
                        +1
                        It's too late to look for the guilty, we need to correct the situation ...
          2. Roman123567
            Roman123567 7 August 2020 13: 10
            -2
            Until in Germany the question is raised squarely


            The United States does not prohibit Germany from raising questions publicly.
            They only warn that there will be sanctions ..
            And then everything is clear ..
        2. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 7 August 2020 12: 20
          0
          why is it rolling now?
    2. RUnnm
      RUnnm 7 August 2020 12: 35
      -2
      I beg you .... but what do you think, is Haliburton running to Rosneft now? Tell a personal story?
  18. cniza
    cniza 7 August 2020 12: 08
    +2
    The US policy of extraterritorial sanctions against close partners and allies is a serious attack on our national sovereignty


    Germany is occupied by the USA, it's time to get free.
  19. 1536
    1536 7 August 2020 12: 43
    +1
    The Germans will talk, get outraged, then remember that in Germany 90% of capital in one way or another belongs to American banks or industrial corporations, and will fulfill all the requirements so as not to fall under sanctions. Another thing is surprising. When the cost of this so-called "Nord Stream-2" began, did you not consider the risks and possible threats to this business project? It doesn't look like the Germans. So everyone is waiting for something while American music is playing. And Russia continues to "love" America, which, alas, does not notice it and does not regard it as a partner either in the present or in the future. So, a momentary hindrance, a kind of rookie player who can be ripped off like sticky and let go naked ... no, however, they won't be allowed into Africa either. First, you need to create, strengthen, develop and multiply the economy in your country, so that all Germans ask for the same gas "for Christ's sake" at an affordable price, because it is not enough for their internal needs and additional sales abroad are not provided. But even in this case, playing with professional cheaters at the same table is at least just silly.
  20. Sibguest
    Sibguest 7 August 2020 13: 11
    -1
    IT'S HOW (Cruise, Cotton, Johnson) everything will not calm down.
    Yes, introduce them to normal women - maybe they will feel better (they obviously have c ... motoxicosis)
  21. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 7 August 2020 16: 57
    +1
    Electric cars ... When is electricity per horsepower in Germany 10 times more expensive than gasoline?
    Here I looked recently. Wind turbines donated by Denmark were dismantled in the Kaliningrad region.
    Well this is how much it costs to make wind turbines, operate, including some kind of synchronization with the current of the power grids, plus compensating surges of the power plant (which also need to be serviced), plus oh ... what a beauty if the entire horizon is polluted with such a landscape, plus vibration and .. Do you like it when dozens of Mi-6s "cows" are circling above you? Well, spider bugs, birds, butterflies ... No, I understand the joy of the green. Their main fun is to kill whales, kill helpless white seals. Scramble them! Head over to blood in all directions!
    This is GRINPYS having fun in Norway and Canada. True, after all, the greenest, most ecological, liberal and rainbow countries. They teach Russians to love nature. Like those Europeans who show children at the zoo how to kill an animal and gut it for organs ...
    And the sissy Japanese? Well, yes, I caught a dolphin - ate it! I killed a whale - ate it. If he killed a man, he ate it (during World War II, cases of eating living prisoners (especially white ones, especially nurses) were a mass phenomenon.
    In general, everything is green ...