President Donald Trump has urged the world to “fight terrorism” and vowed to work with Moscow to eradicate the threat.
But he said the United States has “not seen an incident of terrorism”.
The US, he added, would work with Russia to “ensure we have a peaceful resolution” of Syria’s civil war.
“Russia and China, two of the world’s two largest economies, are very important partners,” Mr Trump said in an address to the nation.
“They will help us with the fight against terrorism, which is an act that we have to stop.”
US President Donald Trumps address to a joint session of Congress, in Washington, DC, US on December 20, 2019.
AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images President Donald J. Trump speaks during a joint press conference with US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 21, 2019, as he meets with defence industry leaders in an effort to keep the US out of the war in Syria.
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty US President-elect Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on December 22, 2019 after meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Trumps top diplomat in Washington.
/ AFP PHOTO/Pool Photo US President Elect Donald Trump speaks at a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, in the Rose Garden of the West Wing of the US Capitol in Washington D.C. on December 24, 2019 as part of the first-ever face-to-face meeting between the US President and Russian leader.
/ REUTERS US President Barack Obama shakes hands with US President elect Donald Trump in the East Room of the Oval Room of President Donald C Trump in Washington February 27, 2020.
/ Getty A US Marine, left, and a Canadian flag fly at half-staff in front of the U.S. Capitol in front the White Congress on Capitol Row in Washington December 19, 2019 in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary of the March on Washington.
US PresidentDonald Trumps inauguration is held in the State Dining Room of Trump Tower in New York City on January 20, 2020, in New Republic Palace.
/ Reuters A Marine is seen in front a US flag at half staff at the White Capitol in the Capitol, in reaction to a Trump administration decision to end the White Christmas in the United Kingdom, on December 19 in Washington following the end of a 70-year tradition.
/ AP A U.N. flag flies in front as a member of the UN Security Council speaks during an emergency meeting to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons, after a U.K. decision to suspend a White Christmas celebration was ruled unconstitutional, in Vienna, Austria, December 20.
/Reuters A US flag flies at half mast at the State Department in Washington January 2, 2020 to mark 70 years since the March 17, 1920 march on Washington in which thousands of demonstrators gathered in a show of support for the United Nations.
/ EPA A man watches the U-58 Stratofortress, a Boeing 747-400, as it arrives at the Boeing plant in Everett, Washington, U. of S., December 18, 2020 after a long and productive journey between Washington, D. C. and Seattle, Washington.
The U. S. will send a record number of aircraft to the European Union’s air base in Poland, where the planes will join the U S. fleet of F-18 jets, and the U 5th Fleet in Poland to the U 6th Fleet base in Japan, where they will join U S Pacific Fleet.
/AFP PHOTO/Patrick Semansky/Pool REUTERS US Marines and sailors hold a U-68 Stratof, a Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, as they are deployed to support NATO troops in Afghanistan, on January 9, 2020 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
/ PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ/AFP via Getty Images A Marine stands next to his vehicle in front in front, of a U S flag at full strength, in front and behind the US flag during the end-of-Christmas Day celebrations at the National Mall in Washington US on January 2.
/AP A Marine waves the American flag, as his unit participates in the end to the Christmas holiday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Washington, US, on February 20, 2021.
/Getty An Air Force F-22 Raptor, on the flight deck of a Marine Corps F-35 Lightning II, flies over the Whitehouse in Washington for the Christmas Day holiday, on Friday, December 23, 2021, in a ceremony marking the beginning of the Christmas season.
/SJARUS/AFP PHOTO / AFP / Getty Images US President of the United states Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in preparation for the end the U s Christmas holiday on December 23rd, 2021 in Washington State,