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China Urges UN To Lead International Investigation of Nord Stream Sabotage

Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN

April 28, 2024 (EIRNS)— Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, speaking to the UN Security Council April 26, requested that the UN should lead an international investigation into the Sept. 26, 2022 Nord Stream pipeline explosions, reports Xinhua April 28. China’s call is a timely strategic intervention to uncover sabotage of the Baltic submarine pipelines intended to deliver Russian natural gas to Europe via Germany. Henceforth much of Russian gas to Europe went overland via Ukraine. In February 2023 investigative journalist Seymour Hersh detailed that the sabotage had been directed in June 2022 by U.S. intelligence services, with the explosion set off in September. Other media have added that British intelligence and NATO were involved, as well.

Geng told the UNSC that it has been more than 18 months since the Nord Stream incident, yet no conclusion has been drawn. Geng said that Sweden and Denmark—since the pipelines traversed their Baltic waters—announced in February 2024 the termination of their investigations, which. These investigations did not disclose substantive information, did not reveal concrete progress, and did not draw clear conclusions, sparking even more speculations and misgivings in the international community, he told the Security Council.

In fact, the Copenhagen Police, in a press release Feb. 26, said that an investigation by them and the Danish Security and Intelligence Services “has led the authorities to conclude that there was deliberate sabotage of the gas pipelines. However, the assessment is that there is not sufficient grounds to pursue a criminal case in Denmark.”

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