: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Germany’s Maas calls Pompeo over pipeline sanctions threat

BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday he personally reached out to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to express “dismay” over a warning by three Republican senators who threatened sanctions against a German port operator for its part in a pipeline project with Russia.

The U.S. has long opposed the project, which has been increasingly a source of friction between Berlin and Washington as it nears completion.

Maas said he called Pompeo on Sunday to talk about the letter sent last week by Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Tom Cotton and Sen. Ron Johnson, which targeted Faehrhafen Sassnitz GmbH, …read more

Source:: KXAN