January 26 2018 11:15 p
US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has ruled out a "strategic alliance" between Washington and Moscow in Syria, pointing out that Washington is focusing on the "Iranian threat" in the Middle East.
"I do not see a strategic alliance, or perhaps a tactical convergence at appropriate times," Ryan said during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, adding: "I do not think that Russia in turn is looking forward to that.
He said. " Is this something that Russia can accept? " He asked . Can it restructure its relationship with Iran so that we have a tactical alliance? "
"We are focusing on the Iranian threat related to regional stability" in the Middle East, he said, adding that the US administration "seeks to hold the regime responsible for its actions and take concrete measures to curb Iran's expansionism."
Turning to the war in Yemen and the military cooperation between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, he also addressed the extremists and the al-Qaeda network in southern Yemen.