Russian Diplomat Criticizes the Lack of Accountability for the United States’ Role in Nord Stream Attacks
On February 10, 2023, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova proclaimed that it was ridiculous that the United States can’t be held accountable for its sabotage attacks on the infrastructure of several nations.
She called attention to the 1984 incident when Nicaragua turned to the UN international court for a redress of grievances after the country’s energy infrastructure was sabotaged.
“The arbitration then ruled Washington was guilty and ordered it to pay damages. Is that nonsense?” the diplomat stated.
“You did it, you are doing it and you will be doing it until you are stopped,” Zakharova noted. “The US blocked the relevant resolution and no one was punished for that sabotage. That’s what is nonsensical: the lack of an opportunity to hold the US responsible, not that Washington has historically done that.”
“Mister Price, it’s not nonsense, it’s the history of your country. It’s the history of the United States of America,” Zakharova continued.
US State Department Spokesman Ned Price previously said that the US has denied any involvement in the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines and believes its account of events are credible. Price thoroughly dismissed the theory put forth by US journalist Seymour Hersh. On February 8, Hersh published an article, citing an anonymous source, that US Navy divers planted explosives under the Russian Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines under the guise of the Baltops exercise that took place last June. According to Hersh’s story, US President Joe Biden gave the greenlight to this operation.
As the world’s premier superpower, the US does whatever it wants at least for now. However, once multipolarity becomes fully consolidated, it will not be able to get away with these geopolitical machinations. It may eventually face a nasty comeuppance that most of the DC ruling class is not ready for. Those are the many perils of playing with the proverbial geopolitical fire.