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The German government should consider possible steps in case of expansion of US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, head of the Bundestag [German parliament] Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy Klaus Ernst said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“We should think of whether tit-for-tat measures are needed, for example, punitive sanctions on US LNG,” Ernst said. “We should then think whether sanctions should be introduced against senators initiating [the bill on sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project — TASS],” he noted.

The possible new sanctions of the US amount to “the unlawful interference in the legislative system of Europe, the sovereignty of Germany and Europe,” the politician said.

Source: TASS, June 16, 2020