The “powerful alliance” based on Russian energy resources and German technologies “began to threaten the monopoly position of many American corporations,” the Russian foreign minister noted.
Some US officials actually admit that their country was behind the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosion and talk about it “with pleasure,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.
“The pettiness of Western politicians is well known,” said the Russian foreign minister. “Now the plan being carried out by ‘inciting’ Ukraine against Russia and waging a purely Western war against Russia by Ukraine largely prevents a new rapprochement between Germany and Russia,” he said.
In Lavrov’s opinion Washington ruled that Moscow had worked “too well” with Berlin over the past 20 to 30 years.“or rather, [Berlín] he cooperates too well with us.”
“A powerful alliance has emerged on the basis of our energy resources and German technologies. It began to threaten the monopoly position of many American companies. So it had to be destroyed somehow, literally,” he explained.
In fact, US officials admit that the explosions at Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 are their doing. Now they are happy to talk about it,” Lavrov noted.
In his words, this “became friendship between countries, national reconciliation between them, as happened between the Russians and the Germans ‘a bone in the throat’ for those who do not want to appear anywhere on the planet as someone who competes with the main hegemon, as the US itself declares».
Article by Seymour Hersh
This Wednesday, legendary journalist Seymour Hersh published an article confirming that it was US Navy divers who planted the explosives in the Nord Stream gas pipelines in June 2022, in an operation carried out under the guise of the BALTOPS 22 exercises conducted by NATO . Three months later, Hersh said the devices were remotely activated to destroy the pipes.
According to the journalist, Norway helped divers place C4 charges under the pipelines.
Adrienne Watson, a White House spokeswoman, called the Hersh investigation “completely false fiction,” while CIA spokeswoman Tammy Thorp called it “completely and utterly false.”
For her part, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova said she was not surprised that Norway could help place the explosives. According to him, the information provided by Hersh should be the subject of an international investigation. The spokeswoman recalled that Moscow had repeatedly offered its help to Denmark and Sweden in particular to investigate the explosions in the gas pipelines, but had always been rejected.
They also called on the Chinese foreign ministry to ask the US to “make a responsible statement” about Hersh’s revelations. The Chinese state newspaper Global Times published an article saying that “suspicions about the US are not unfounded”. The newspaper explained that the Nord Stream is a “main energy artery connecting Western Europe and Russia and stabilizing the security situation through the expansion of common interests,” making this infrastructure one “an eyesore” for Washington.
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