(ReliableNews.org) – Joe Biden likes to talk tough, but actions speak louder than words — particularly in the realm of foreign diplomacy. For instance, Biden backed down on a demand that Iran abandon its nuclear program before conducting talks about reentering the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.
Similarly, central and Eastern European nations recently expressed concern that Biden won’t push to halt the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline extending from Russia to Germany.
Russia's enemies fear Biden won't fight to stop Putin's Nord Stream 2 pipeline https://t.co/scnMKXdPym
— toomas hendrik ilves (@IlvesToomas) February 23, 2021
The project is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s priorities with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s support. Of particular concern is Biden’s perceived inability to stand up to Merkel and German financial interests.
European nations recently broke their silence on concerns about the situation. On February 22, the foreign ministers for Poland and Ukraine co-authored an op-ed calling on Biden to use every means available to halt the project.
As Yahoo News reported, the battle over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline represents the “first significant test” of Biden’s ability to match his tough talk on Putin with action. We will keep you posted as this story develops.
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