US Wanted to Stop Nord Stream Since 2018 - Now They Can Be Sure It Won't Work: Ex-Austrian FM

Feb 11, 2023 | 🚀 Fathership AI

A former Austrian government minister has called for the US to answer to the International Court of Justice over allegations it blew up two Baltic sea gas pipelines last autumn. Award-winning US investigative reporter Seymour Hersh published an exposé about how the Pentagon orchestrated the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Germany in September 2022.

Journalist and former Austrian foreign affairs minister Karin Kneissl told Sputnik that while she rejected the NATO narrative that Russia sabotaged its own pipeline as a 'false flag' attack, she was still astounded to read that Washington would go that far. Kneissl, who was forced to emigrate to Lebanon after receiving death threats, recalled how many European governments tried to blame Moscow for the bombing.

One of the suspects was US President Joe Biden, who openly threatened before the launch of Russia's de-Nazification operation in Ukraine that "If Russia invades... then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it." Kneissl underlined that Washington was very much determined to make sure that the pipeline system would never become operative.

More surprisingly to Kneissl was Norway's alleged part in the sabotage, especially in light of its central role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process during the 1990s. Kneissl underlined that the sabotage was a "breach of international law" and the United Nations charter, and a throwback to Washington's covert operations in Latin America under the Reagan administration in support of the brutal Contra insurgents in Nicaragua.

Kneissl recalled the US laying sea mines off the Nicaraguan coast to prevent cargo ships docking or even fishing boats from gathering their catch, prompting President Daniel Ortega's Sandinista government to bring a case against Washington at the International Court of Justice. "I would say the International Court of Justice, which was established by the UN Charter, has a jurisdiction in that case," she said.

Source: Sputnik

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