Russia to continue to demand Nord Stream probe results from Stockholm
Moscow will continue to insist on demanding results on the Nord Stream investigation despite all the evidence that the US was behind the attack.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday that Moscow will continue to request answers from Denmark regarding the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline. Zakharova noted that only an international investigation inclusive of Russia will provide credible evidence on the matter.
On Thursday, the Local Denmark Danish news portal reported that Copenhagen would still refuse to include Moscow in the investigation. Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told the news agency that an investigation solely conducted by Denmark, Sweden, and Germany "can be trusted" as these countries respect the rule of law, he claimed.
"Despite Denmark's refusal to jointly investigate the sabotage, the Russian Foreign Ministry will continue to seek answers from Copenhagen on the issues raised earlier. It would be impossible to sweep the situation under the rug," Zakharova said.
The spokeswoman added that Danish authorities have not yet provided any credible investigation results and that only a multilateral and open investigation inclusive of Russia would provide credible data on the motives, executors, and organizers of the sabotage.
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On Tuesday, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh shocked the media at the National Press Club in Washington, DC when he claimed that US President Joe Biden was responsible for ordering the Nord Stream pipeline explosion in September last year by using C-4 charges planted by US Navy divers.
"We've got to cut; we've got these lunatics," Hersh told the audience, referring to Biden's officials. naming "[US Secretary of State] Tony Blinken, [US national security adviser] Jake Sullivan, [Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria] Nuland..."
"He did it. He did it," Hersh reiterated of Biden's involvement: "I'm telling you, he did it." He said, "the Biden game is to wait it out and never say yes."
Last month, a prominent journalist revealed that it was Norway that pointed out to the US that the location of where the underwater pipeline was closest to the surface to facilitate the US' operation.
Hersh wrote last month that Norway’s navy has a "murky history" of cooperation with US intelligence since the Vietnam War. "The Norwegian Navy has a long and murky history of cooperation with American intelligence," he said.
"After that meeting with that unbelievably shoddy, embarrassing meeting with [German Chancellor Olaf] Scholz, who went home, you know, slunk his way back. I hope they put him at least in the Blair House and, you know, not in a Motel Six somewhere. It was really unbelievable. It was so depressing to see this man coming like a lap dog and having 5 minutes in the sun."
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