China comments on bombshell Nord Stream report — RT World News
Beijing’s Foreign Ministry says the US owes the world an explanation for the Russian gas pipeline sabotage
A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that Washington owes the world an explanation, after the publication of a report by journalist Seymour Hersh, which claimed the US was behind the September 2022 attacks on the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
“We have taken note of the reports,” Mao Ning said, answering questions from Dragon TV. She added that two Nord Stream pipelines have been “critical transnational infrastructure” and that their destruction has had serious economic and environmental impacts. “If Hersh is telling the truth then what he revealed is clearly unacceptable and must be answered. The United States owes the world a responsible explanation.” Mao declared.
A follow-up question from the Beijing Youth Daily indicated that Hersh’s report was sparsely covered. “free, professional and impartial” American store. Mao replied:
It just proves that some media have little interest in the truth. They pretend not to see the facts that really matter and often try to sell false stories rather than facts.
Hersh, an investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, published a report titled “How the US destroyed the Nord Stream pipeline” on Wednesday. He quotes a “source with direct knowledge of operational planning” about the attack on the Russian-German pipeline. He claimed a bomb had been planted by the United States during the NATO exercise BALTOPS 22, and that the explosive was then detonated by Norway dropping a sonar float from a military aircraft.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price was asked about Hersh’s report on Thursday and dismissed it as “Complete and complete nonsense.” He went on to label it as “propagate” that he doesn’t want to see “broadcast in the meeting room.”
In Germany, which co-finances the construction of the Nord Stream pipelines, members of the AfD party requested a discussion of the article and its statements in the country’s parliament on Friday. “The Bundestag has a right to know what the federal government knows,” said the party’s official Twitter account, citing parliamentary group leader Tino Chrupalla.
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