WSJ reported that Washington’s plans to “drive a wedge” between Moscow and Tehran

The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is looking for opportunities in order to prevent a diplomatic and military cooperation of Russia and Iran. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing sources in European and Arab countries.

Thus, as notes the edition, Washington hopes to end the Syrian conflict and to intensify the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).

“There is a wedge that could be hammered between Russia and Iran, and we are ready to consider this option,” — leads edition of the words of the interlocutor in the White house. According to him, in the administration of trump at the moment do not consider Russia as a threat to the very existence of the United States, reports TASS.

“Between Russia and Iran there are differences (…) However, it is not clear that it may require the Russian leadership in exchange for the weakening of the Alliance with Iran,” said a European source.

February 3, the White house spokesman Sean Spicer said that Washington would continue to tighten policy against Tehran. “We have taken today’s action after careful study and continue to meet appropriate actions,” he said.

On the same day Washington expanded economic sanctions against Tehran, targeting its list of 13 individuals and 12 companies. In the American Ministry of Finance explained that the extension of sanctions related to the Iranian programme, ballistic missiles, and support Tehran’s Lebanese Shiite movement “Hezbollah”, which in the United States as terrorist. The nuclear deal thus will not be affected.