The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is exploring options to split the military and diplomatic Alliance between Russia and Iran. The objective is twofold – to try to quickly end the conflict in Syria and to give impetus to the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state”. This was announced on Sunday an electronic version of the Wall Street Journal, citing sources in the administration trump, as well as officials of European and Arab countries.
“If there is a wedge that could be hammered between Russia and Iran, we aim to examine the possibility of” – leads the publication the words of one source. He, in particular, emphasizes that the US administration harbors no illusions about the aspirations of Russia. At the same time, it is not currently seen as a threat to the very existence of the United States, which was the Soviet Union.
“Between Russia and Iran, for sure, gaping chasm” – the newspaper quoted source from Europe, which last week participated in a consultation on this issue in the national security Council the White house. “It’s not clear that it may require the Russian leadership in exchange for the weakening of the Alliance with Iran,” he added.
The source admits that supplied Washington’s task can be prohibitively complex and affect the entire architecture of U.S. relations with partners in the West.
Earlier in an interview with Fox News channel, trump said about the intention to influence Iran through sanctions, and not to prevent the application of a power stroke, if such decision is made.
The President responded affirmatively to the question about whether he preferred at the moment to influence Iran through sanctions. While trump called Iran “a terrorist state number one”.