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US Warns Germany on Russian Threat, as Anniversary of Berlin Wall's Fall Nears


Wednesday, 6 November 2019 09:58 WIB

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The United States is warning a key European ally on growing threats from Russia, as Germany gears up to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Germany on Wednesday, three decades after the demolition of the wall, to underscore what U.S. officials say is the need for continuing a strengthened transatlantic partnership.

The top U.S. diplomat's meetings with leaders in Germany also come days after Denmark cleared one of the last legal hurdles to a proposed natural gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany, known as Nord Stream 2.

A senior State Department official said the U.S. is concerned about the "energy security" for European partners, calling Nord Stream 2 "primarily a political tool" of Russia and "not a purely commercial project."

"Our concerns have been regularly expressed. We see this as a tool through which Russia seeks to use energy to advance Russia's geopolitical agenda," the official told VOA on Tuesday during a background briefing.

That official added Nord Stream 2 "jeopardizes" the priority of energy security by "making European countries and our allies more reliant on single country sources of energy."

Germany is Europe's largest natural gas consumer, as it produces very little energy domestically and is heavily dependent on imports. Officials there are downplaying U.S. concerns on security and geopolitics

In another move seen as counter to U.S. warnings, Germany is not excluding Huawei Technologies, a leading telecom equipment vendor based in Shenzhen, China, from taking part in the rollout of Germany's 5G networks.

Source : VOA


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