The White House has dismissed allegations that the United States was behind the explosion on the Nord Stream gas pipeline, saying the reports were “completely false.”
The allegations, published by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, say the bombing last September was carried out on the order of the president Joe Biden.
However, those claims have been dismissed by a spokesperson for the White House National Council, adding that they are “completely false and entirely fictitious”.
The alleged findings, which were not confirmed by Reuters, were also criticized by CIA and State Department spokespeople.
this us and NATO Calling the incident an “act of vandalism”, both Sweden and Denmark concluded that pipeline blown up on purpose.
Neither country has given any clarification on who might be responsible for the attack.
Moscow blamed the West for the unexplained explosion and said the United States had questions to answer about its role in what might have happened.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov added that there would be “consequences” for the United States, but has yet to provide any evidence.
Ryabkov also said the allegations in the post came as “no surprise” to Moscow because it was clear from the start who would benefit from sabotaging the pipeline.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been controversial from the start
The pipeline connecting Russia and Germany is a symbol of how political decisions can become toxic
What is Nord Stream 2?
The construction of Nord Stream 2 aims to double the amount of gas Russia can send to Germany under the Baltic Sea.
It was completed in September 2021 but never became operational after shelving certification days before Berlin was to send troops into Ukraine in February 2022.
The $11 (£8bn) project runs through the sea, starting near Narva Bay in the Ust-Luga region Kingisepp district, Leningrad region, Russia.