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Lavrov: Russian gas is authoritarian, American is democratic?!

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Sergey Lavrov
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Washington's threats to impose sanctions on companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project had no economic basis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"United States Secretary Mr [Rick] Perry said that the North Stream 2 pipeline must be stopped and those European companies participating in this project would be sanctioned by the United States because the United States is for competition, Russian authoritarian gas is supposed to be worse than the democratic American gas, then I am awfully sorry, but this is not economy, this is not competition, this is pure ideology," Lavrov said in the RT interview to Larry King.

Earlier on July 11, the U.S. president Donald Trump harshly criticized Germany during his breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the US Embassy in Brussels, claiming it's inappropriate that Germany was "making massive oil and gas deals with Russia," adding that "Germany is totally controlled" by Moscow.7

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