But he accused Washington of wanting to block the pipeline, built by Russia's state-controlled energy giant Gazprom and a consortium of European energy companies, in order to boost its own shale gas exports.
Oudkirk told reporters the US Congress had given the president new authority to impose sanctions against a variety of Russian pipeline projects. "The U.S. are our friends and partners, and we want to defend our common values".
"The US is looking for sales markets".
In early April, after meeting with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia at the White House, Trump criticized the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. If Washington follows the principle of "America first " and protects primarily its own interests, then the USA should understand that Europe will defend its own, he went on to say.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is projected to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas annually to the European Union across the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing Ukraine.
He added that Europe will strongly react to attempts by the U.S. to put its economic interests above the interests of the partners.
He said Germany viewed Nord Stream 2 as primarily a commercial project, but saw the need to consider the interests of Ukraine as a gas transit country, and of countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Altmaier has said he is optimistic that a "substantial" amount of gas will continue to flow through Ukraine when the Baltic pipeline starts operating.
Early last month, before the Merkel was on an official visit to come to the U.S., it became known that one of the key topics of the talks will be "Nord stream 2".
Poland, Denmark and Ukraine also oppose the project, arguing that it will increase the EU's dependency on Russian gas and Europe should instead focus on diversifying its energy resources. The length of the pipeline will be 1.2 thousand km, and the total capacity of the existing Nord stream - 55 billion cubic meters of gas.
But a five-stroke lead is a five-stroke lead, and you can burn yourself up in a hurry trying to chase around this place. And while it has an all-star roster of champions, equally impressive is the list of players who haven't won.
The win ended the Warriors' 14-game road winning streak and ensured that the Rockets would close out the season series 2-1. Instead it was the wily veteran, who gave us glimpses of the Paul we fell in love with early in his career in New Orleans.
You have to move the ball around on this course and I love a challenging course, especially against a top field", he said. Before that, though, he was at his gunslinging best, with two wins and four other top 10s in a 10-tournament span.
SpaceX successfully launched the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 on the maiden voyage of its new and improved Falcon 9 rocket. By comparison, the other reused boosters that SpaceX has flown until now had a maximum of two launches each.
The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . In related news, Director Persis Drell sold 5,141 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 28th.
He built an worldwide reputation while working at the same time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Nassar is now being held in federal jail and will likely remain there for the rest of his life.
Nwankwo plays as a forward for the Italian Serie A club, Crotone and scored seven goals in the season just ended. All invited players have been told to report at the Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo on Monday, 21st May.
She was allegedly found dead at her family home following what police described to Deseret News as a " very violent attack". Bagshaw's mother, who remains unidentified, immediately called a neighbor to check in on the teenager.
The new data, reported in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy , was examined by a team led by the University of MI . This would let the scientists search molecules, which could be capable of supporting the formation of life there.
Bullying SRH's bowlers on a relatively slow pitch, Pant took the attack to Hyderabad's fabled bowling line-up. Pant, who now has 582 runs, bettered Gautam Gambhir's long-standing record for most runs in a single edition.
However, Wednesday's demonstration reflected public anger in Iran after Trump's decision. "They have no shame", he said. Khamenei described Trump's speech Tuesday night as having "over 10 lies", without elaborating.
Net cash used by financing activities in the first quarter of 2018 was $99 million, contrast with $273 million previous year . Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Macy's by 22.6% in the fourth quarter.
Daniel Ricciardo was fifth in the second Red Bull; Magnussen in the Haas in sixth; Renault's Carlos Sainz in seventh. Hamilton later added: "Today I felt a synergy with the vehicle that I hadn't been feeling all year".
In addition, the Indian e-commerce operator could tap the latter's supply chain and know-how to penetrate the grocery market. The deal between Flipkart and Walmart is in offing since September 2016, when the two sides had first initiated talks.
Crawford addressed the complaints in a lengthy Tweet, but Fox and Warner Bros TV were already on the hunt for a replacement. " 'Lethal Weapon' is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen".
I referred him to a doctor and it was then after check-ups that it was found that the cancer had spread to his brain. By Arup Patnaik I heard in disbelief on Friday afternoon that Himanshu Roy had shot himself dead.
President Trump pointed to the reformation of the Drug Discount Program for safety net hospitals as one step in that direction. Some in the pharmaceutical industry are concerned the proposals may end up restricting consumer access to certain treatments.
If it sat at the heart of our own galaxy, researchers say the supermassive black hole would wipe out any chance of life on Earth . The study is due to appear in the peer-reviewed journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA).
Laurel ", she said. "First of all, the clip is, according to Sanker "not prototypical" of either laurel or yanny ". Some people hear " Yanny ", some people hear " Laurel ", let us know what you hear and your vote will be counted.
President Donald Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Treasury Department also issued economic sanctions against another top official, in addition to Seif.
In his earlier statement on social media, Najib said he was committed to "facilitating a smooth transfer of power". They were used to buy support for (former prime minister) Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Earlier in May, Taliban fighters attacked Afghan bases in the province, killing more than 40 police officers and servicemen. But the defence ministry said the army had repulsed the attack, and "the security forces are now chasing the enemy".
He said the USA "is there to help the Palestinians" and "there is no basis" to think the embassy move will work against peace. But Netanyahu insisted the embassy move is "the right thing to do" and ordered other countries to follow suit.
Faria has been No. 2 to Mourinho at Leiria, Porto, Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United. Javi Garcia has led them to safety, but his spell at the club has been underwhelming, to say the least.
The two sides also signed on Wednesday a series of memorandum on service trade and third-party market cooperation among others. In addition, Li was granted a meeting with Japanese Emperor Akihito, a rare friendly gesture from Japan.