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July 20, 2021 

Cotton Statement on U.S.-German Deal on Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the news that the United States and Germany have reached a deal allowing completion of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline:

“This deal is a grave mistake. It gives Vladimir Putin enormous leverage over the European Union and NATO, with no promise of enforcement when Putin inevitably turns the gas off in the winter. President Biden should impose sanctions on the pipeline to ensure it’s never completed.”