Published time: 18 Feb, 2017 09:09

US President Donald Trump believes common ground can be found with Russia, but Moscow must still be held accountable for the Ukrainian crisis, Vice President Mike Pence has said.

Speaking at the Munich Security Confenerce, Pence said that “The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable, even as we search for new common ground, which as you know, President Trump believes can be found.”

US will make sure Iran never gets nukes

Pence claimed the easing of nuclear-related sanctions has given Iran more freedom to threaten the region.

“Under President Trump, the United States will remain fully committed to ensuring that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon capable of threatening our countires, our allies in the region, especially Israel,” he said.

Pence referred to Iran as the “leading state sponsor of terrorism,” and slammed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed in July 2015 for allowing Tehran to devote more resources to “destabilize the Middle East.”