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China Insists, United States Owes World Explanation on Nord Stream Sabotage

Feb. 11, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Feb. 10 that Washington owed the world an explanation, following the Feb. 8 publication of journalist Seymour Hersh’s report, documenting the U.S. was behind the Sept. 26, 2022 explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Germany in the Baltic Sea.

“We have noted the reports,” Mao Ning said, responding to a question from Dragon TV. She added that the two Nord Stream pipelines were “vital transnational infrastructure” and that their destruction caused a serious economic and environmental impact. “If Hersh is telling the truth, what he revealed is clearly unacceptable and must be answered for. The U.S. owes the world a responsible explanation.”

A follow-up question from Beijing Youth Daily pointed out the sparse coverage of Hersh’s Feb. 8 report by the “free, professional and impartial” U.S. outlets. Mao responded: “It only proves that some media outlets care little about the truth. They pretend not to see the truth that really matters and, more often than not, try to sell the false narratives rather than the truth.”

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