Trump stirs up NATO meeting with objection to Russian-German gas pipeline


(Worthy News) - President Trump on Wednesday stoked divisions in Europe by wading into the middle of an intense fight over the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, a project that critics fear will give Moscow new leverage in the region and could create a geopolitically dangerous Russian-German economic alliance.

At a high-stakes NATO summit in Brussels, the president blasted the $9.1 billion pipeline and argued that it is giving Russia undue influence over Berlin and, by extension, fracturing the solidarity of NATO.

Mr. Trump’s concerns about the project — which would funnel gas through the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing Russia’s traditional land routes through Ukraine and other Eastern European nations — are shared by a host of European leaders outside of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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