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Did Berlin’s ambassador in Washington write a lobby letter for Putin?

Did Berlin’s ambassador in Washington write a lobby letter for Putin?

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Is the German embassy in Washington, D.C. lobbying for Russia’s energy and foreign policy? In March of this year, Emily Haber, the German ambassador to the US, wrote controversial letters to several Members of Congress. Over two pages, the German top diplomat opposes the tightening of the American sanctions policy against Russia. She asks the Senators addressed in the letter to stop threatening two Russian ventures in Germany with further sanctions. The letter, in which Haber seems to speak for the German government, says: “We are concerned that Congress is currently considering imposing additional energy sanctions on Russia.” These sanctions could “affect Europe’s energy security”. Germany’s and Europe’s prosperity require “both LNG (liquid gas, ed.) and Russian pipeline gas”, she writes. Haber emphasizes that Germany wants to have a say before new sanctions are imposed on Russia: “Our countries should liaise closely when it comes to designing energy sanctions that may be imposed…
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