White House dismisses claims US caused Nord Stream pipeline explosions

The White House has dismissed allegations the US was behind the explosions of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, claiming reports to be “utterly false”.

The allegations, published by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, said the blasts which took place last September, were carried out on orders given by President Joe Biden.

However the claims have been shut down by a spokesperson for the White House National Council, who added that it was “utterly false and complete fiction”.

The alleged findings,  were also criticised by spokespeople for the CIA and State Department.

The US and NATO have called the incident “an act of sabotage”, while Sweden and Denmark have both concluded that the pipelines were blown up deliberately.

Sweden and Denmark have both said they believe the pipelines were blown up deliberately, but neither have said who may be responsible. Meanwhile, Russia have said the new claims could make the basis of an international investigation.

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