Hungary Calls on the United Nations to Investigate the Nord Stream Pipelines Attacks

Hungary is calling for a United Nations investigation into the controversial attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh asserted that these pipelines were destroyed by the US government. 

In September of 2022, three of the four pipelines connecting Russia to Germany were greatly damaged in a sabotage attack. Most rational evidence points to this attack being executed by a state actor. 

In effect, this attack left Germany and other European countries more reliant on American energy, which caused them to support further tensions in Ukraine. 

Earlier in February, Hersh published a piece where he claimed that the pipelines were destroyed by the US in a covert operation. 

Per Hersh’s sources, US Navy divers planted explosives in June 2022. They did so using the BALTOPS 22 NATO exercise as a smokescreen. The explosives were detonated three months later with a remote signal that was transmitted via sonar buoy.

One source informed Hersh that the plotters were aware the covert operation was an “act of war,” with several individuals in the CIA and State Department cautioning, “Don’t do this. It’s stupid and will be a political nightmare if it comes out.”

Hungary has been one of the most vocal countries calling for a full investigation of the Nord Stream explosion.

“This is basically the first time when such a major European critical infrastructure was attacked. By whoever – but it was attacked,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said to RIA Novosti.

Szijjarto continued by asserting that the sabotage was a “scandalous” act of terrorism. He emphasized that finding out who the culpable party was should be the international community’s highest priority.

Hungarian authorities wanted to know “who committed it and why,” calling for a “comprehensive, deep, structured and detailed” investigation carried out under the auspices of the UN.

“I think the UN should give a framework for such kind of an investigation,” declared Szijjarto, continuing that the international body should operate as a “platform for countries to talk to each other, who even consider each other as enemies.”

Hungary’s call for accountability is commendable here. It’s one of the few countries in the EU that hasn’t gone bonkers during the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. The realism displayed by its public functionaries should be a model for the Collective West if it wants to survive this tumultuous century. 

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