US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday he told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Europe and the United States need to stand together against Iran and he reiterated Washington’s opposition to the Nordstream gas pipeline.
The time has come for our European partners to stand with us and with the Iranian people – to stand with our allies and friends in the region. The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. pic.twitter.com/Yt4wBOdaJx
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 16, 2019
Pence told reporters he “talked about all of the issues” including the pipeline under construction between Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea, a project Washington has urged Berlin to abandon.
“We cannot strengthen the West by becoming dependent on the East,” Pence said.