The US Treasury Department stands ready to work with Congress to ensure that Gazprom is held accountable for actions that violate US sanctions, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said. He made the announcement amid criticism from senators for Washington’s withdrawal of sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of Nord Stream 2.
“We are committed to working with you on this committee to hold Gazprom accountable for its activities that violate our sanctions,” Mr Adeyemo said at a congressional hearing. He did not specify what kind of violations were in question.
At the same time, he avoided answering the questions of Republican Senator Patrick Toomey, who asked why the US administration did not impose restrictive measures against Nord Stream 2 AG.
Earlier, the US presidential administration imposed sanctions against several companies that supported Nord Stream 2, but not against the pipeline operator. Washington believed that restrictions on Nord Stream 2 AG would worsen US relations with European partners.
Read about the construction and launch of the gas pipeline in the material of “Kommersant” “Northern Stream”.