There will not be a probe into the Nord Stream attack after the Biden Administration stepped in on the UN Security Council to reject the proposal to do so. Al Jazeera reports that Russia offered the proposal to try to get an investigation into the attack on the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. When an attack occurred on that pipeline, a massive amount of methane gas spewed out into the open and caused energy delivery disruptions. Russia, Brazil, and China were the only members voting in favor of the proposal. The measure needed nine votes in favor to move forward. However, the other 12 security council members abstained from the vote. The measure could not receive any veto votes from Russia, China, France, the United States, or the United Kingdom to pass. So, the measure did not get the votes that it required to move forward at all. Al Jazeera reports that Russia proposed the draft proposal last month, just days before the first anniversary of their invasion of Ukraine. The Kremlin insists that it is demanding an international investigation into the attack on the Nord Stream pipeline that caused such major energy disruptions. [tweet_embed]March 30, 2023[/tweet_embed] Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated that everyone should be interested in an unbiased investigation into the attacks on the pipeline. It could be a significant way to break through to figure out what happened with the pipeline and why someone wanted to go out of their way to attack this type of infrastructure. “Without an objective and transparent international investigation, the truth will not be uncovered as to what happened,” said Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia to the council before the vote. The blasts at the pipeline took place in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark. Al Jazeera reports that Sweden, Denmark, and Germany have stated that their investigations are ongoing and that Russia is being informed about their progress. “The United States was not involved in any way. Period,” said deputy U.S. ambassador to the UN Robert Wood. He accused Russia of trying to “discredit the work of ongoing national investigations and prejudice any conclusions they reach that do not comport to Russia’s predetermined and political narrative.” This could remain a hot-button issue of high intensity between the United States, Russia, and other countries moving forward. It will be a matter of determining who wants to participate with who going forward.