Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
October 21, Juche 111 (2022)
Europe is now literally in the worst energy crisis ever.
Prices skyrocket, inflation soars, trade deficit increases, euro nose-dives etc. All these are attributable to the energy crisis. And all these are sweeping across Europe as if they were another malignant virus.
With winter fast approaching, European energy crisis is getting worse, foreboding a further aggravated economic chaos.
Amidst all these, a mega-incident occurred, further aggravating the energy crisis in Europe: The explosion of gas pipeline “Nord Stream” that provides Russian gas for Europe.
Then, who should be held accountable for plunging Europe into such a nightmare?
Now experts in Europe and America claim: There is a high probability that the breakage of gas pipeline “Nord Stream” is American perpetration; the U.S. might as well have willfully blown up the gas pipeline so that Europe would suffer from gas shortage, further aggravating the economic stagnation in Europe; the prime suspect of the mega-incident is none other than the U.S.
Major European media including the German “Deutsche Welle” comments, with regard to the recent breakage of the “Nord Stream” gas pipeline, that the U.S. has a lot to gain from the suspension of pipeline operation and such a gain might as well be permanent.
Anyone would notice the current reality: With the notable reduction in the provision of Russian gas for Europe, the demand for American liquefied gas, once a low-profile item for lack of competitiveness in the European market, marked a sharp increase, placing the American gas exporters at the zenith of prosperity.
The U.S. has now become the biggest beneficiary of the ever-worsening energy crisis in Europe and in other parts of the world.
The U.S. calculation is also apparent in the remarks made by the U.S. State Secretary Blinken when the “Nord Stream” blew up. He said that it provided Europe with good chance of terminating European dependence on Russian gas; now it’s the U.S. that has become the major liquefied gas provider for Europe.
It is crystal clear who is responsible for the current distressing energy crisis in Europe.