Biden weighs sanctions on Russian pipeline he called ‘a bad deal for Europe’
The administration is considering the need for sanctions to terminate the project
US President Joe Biden considers the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project an unfortunate deal for Europe and is considering the need for sanctions to end it, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday during a press briefing..
The Biden administration is analyzing a pipeline project that plans to supply gas from Russia to Germany. According to Psaki, the president made it clear that he considers the project “a bad deal for Europe.”.
Speaking with reporters, Psaki also said that the White House supports the idea of creating a special commission to investigate the riots in the Capitol..
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday that lawmakers will set up an external independent commission to study the “facts and reasons” for the storming of the Capitol by supporters of ex-President Donald Trump..
“President Biden made clear his views on the tragic events of January 6,” recalled Psaki. “He supports efforts to shed light on the facts so that this never happens again.”.
A White House spokeswoman added that the administration will continue to work with Congress to identify measures needed to prevent a recurrence of the January 6 violence..
Psaki also said the US administration continues to investigate a missile strike in northern Iraq that killed an American civilian contractor and wounded one American soldier on Monday..
“We are still working to establish accountability with our Iraqi partners to determine who exactly was behind this attack,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the administration is deeply outraged by the incident..
She added that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has already discussed the incident with the Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, and Defense Minister Austin is in contact with his Irish counterpart, offering to help investigate and prosecute those responsible for the attack. However, as Psaki emphasized, it is not yet clear who is behind this attack..
“As always, the President of the United States and the Administration reserve the right to respond (to the attack) at a time convenient to us and in a (adequate) manner,” the White House spokeswoman said..
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