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ENERGY SECURITY: US brokers deal with Germany to block Putin's stranglehold on Energy to the West - Analysis

ENERGY SECURITY: US  brokers deal with Germany to block Putin's stranglehold on Energy to the West - Analysis
By Iain Fraser - Geopolitical Journalist, Editor at Large, Gibraltar

The US has confirmed that it has struck a deal with Germany that will prevent Putin using the Nord Steam 2 gas pipeline for political purchase.

Under the terms of the agreement Berlin has pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and any other Central and Eastern European countries mitigating fears of the perilous strategic dangers posed by the $11 billion pipeline which is 98% complete and will carry gas from the Russian Arctic region to Germany.

In a joint statement issued by Washington and Berlin the two countries outlined the details of agreement and affirming their mantra that they were "united in their determination to hold Russia to account for its aggression and malign activities by imposing costs via sanctions and other tools." Click Here To receive our Full Analysis direct to your mailbox or smart device.

About Iain Fraser

Iain Fraser is a highly experienced Geopolitical Journalist & Risk Analyst - specialising in Regime, Conflict, Defence, Energy and Terrorism matters. He is an accredited Journalist, a Member of the NUJ, IFJ & ONA and is currently Editor-at-Large for Geopoliticalmatters.com & GEO´ Magazine. 
Linked In: Iain Fraser Twitter: @theiainfraser

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