German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday lambasted US plans to impose sanction on the Nord Stream II pipeline project.

“Decisions on European Energy Policy are taken in Europe. We reject foreign interference and, as matter of principle, extraterritorial sanctions,” Maas said in a press statement released in Berlin.

Germany’s Economic Ministry also expressed “regret” over US plans to sanction the Nord Stream II project.

The US House and Senate armed services committees have given green light on a defence bill that would allow the Trump government to sanction firms that help Gazprom, the Russian state-owned gas company, complete

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