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Biden Says Nord Stream Leak Was ‘Deliberate Act of Sabotage’

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Joe Biden speaks at the White House in Washington, on Sept. 30.

Joe Biden speaks at the White House in Washington, on Sept. 30.

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President Joe Biden declared that a massive leak from the Nord Stream gas pipeline system in the Baltic Sea was an intentional act, and that Russian statements about the incident shouldn’t be trusted.

“It was a deliberate act of sabotage. And now the Russians are pumping out disinformation and lies,” Biden told reporters Friday at the White House.