The White House has denied that there is a split between the administrations in London and Washington, as to the future policy on Iraq.
Tony Blair has called for Syria and Iran to help stabilise Iraq, this runs contra to the stated policy in Washington.
Blair also gave his views to the bipartisan US study group, reassessing Washington's policy in Iraq, via video link. He said that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with broad regional support, would pressure Damascus and Tehran to co-operate.
The Iraq Study Group is led by former Secretary of State James Baker, who believes that Washington should talk to its enemies.