Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is joining with critics of Russia’s Nordstream 2 pipeline project, saying it would undermine energy security in Europe.
“Like Poland, the United States opposes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. We see it as undermining Europe’s overall energy security and stability,” Tillerson said Saturday at a joint news conference with the Polish foreign minister in Warsaw, according to Reuters.
The former Obama administration sought to curtail Russia’s hold over Europe by expanding U.S. shipments of liquefied natural gas, or LNG.
Tillerson’s comments seemed to indicate a shifting perspective.
“Our opposition is driven by our mutual strategic interests,” Tillerson said at the news conference.
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