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WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Germany has committed as part of an agreement with Washington to take national-level actions and press for action, including sanctions, at the European level, if Russia uses energy as a weapon in dealings with other countries, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.
The United States elected not to go into detail in the agreement over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline over how such action would be triggered, so as not to "provide Russia with a roadmap in terms of how they can evade those measures," the official told reporters, on condition of anonymity.
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