Statements made by the U.S. authorities after the terrorist attacks on Northern Streams shed light on the hostility and dislike of the U.S. to Russian gas pipelines. This was stated by economist Jeffrey Sachs, Advisor to the Secretary General of the UN Security Council, at a meeting on Tuesday, February 21.
In his speech, he referred to the investigation of the sabotage by American journalist Seymour Hersh, the only report, Sachs stressed, on the incident in the Baltic Sea. Citing anonymous sources, Hersh attributed the decision to undermine Nord Stream to U.S. President Joe Biden. However, in response to the published investigation, the White House called the journalist’s conclusions false, without adding any supplementary information or alternative explanations to the rebuttal.
“U.S. dignitaries have made statements since the destruction of Nord Stream, and these statements show U.S. hostility and distaste for the pipeline,” Sachs concluded during the meeting.
On Feb. 8, Hersh released his investigation into the sabotage of Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2. It says that U.S. divers planted bombs during the Baltops exercise in the Baltic Sea back in June last year, and the Norwegians activated them. According to the journalist, Washington’s motives were to force Germany to provide military and financial support to Ukraine.