The United States Administration will comply with the requirements of US law and introduce new sanctions on Nord Stream 2 if it calculates additional legal entities involved in the construction of the project within the allotted three months.
This was announced on March 11 at a regular briefing by the head of the State Department’s press service, Ned Price.
“As you know, <> these reports [regarding the restrictions on project participants] should be submitted to Congress every 90 days. Over this 90-day period, we will continue to assess the activities around the pipeline in the region. If this activity meets the criteria for imposing sanctions, then I have no doubt that this administration will comply with the requirements of the law. And if the law says that sanctions should be imposed against these legal entities for their activities around the pipeline, then I suppose you will hear from us more about this, ”he said.
In its February report to Congress, the State Department referred to the ship Fortuna and its owner, the KBT-Rus company. At that time, they were already subject to restrictions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
On February 22, Fortuna and KBT-Rus were also included in the list of sanctions in accordance with the Protecting European Energy Security Act (PEESA).