The damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in international waters within the economic zones of Sweden and Denmark is of deep concern. This has created a very serious situation in terms of climate and environmental consequences, and risks to shipping.
We remain in close contact with our Nordic neighbours and we thank Denmark and Sweden for their joint letter sent to the Security Council.
All currently available information indicates that the damage to Nord Stream 1 and 2 is the result of deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage.
We need to get to the bottom of what has happened and why. Even if it may take some time.
Norway fully supports the investigations launched by Danish, Swedish and German authorities aimed at getting full clarity on this incident.
This has occurred against a backdrop of war and energy crisis in Europe and beyond. Those responsible clearly wanted to create fear and insecurity on the European continent.
As a major supplier of gas, Norway is aware of the special responsibilities we have to safeguard security on the Norwegian continental shelf. We will keep in close dialogue with our Allies and partners on this issue.