President Clinton and British Prime Minister John Major tried to patch up their wounded relationship today. At a White House press conference, they emphasized their common ground. They agreed on expanding the NATO alliance,pressing Bosnian Serbs to accept peace proposals, and maintaining sanctions against Iraq. Referring to a sore spot, Major said he wantsSinn Fein head Gerry Adamsto enter talks with his government on disarming the Irish Republican Army. The militant Catholic organization is currently maintaining a truce in its violent power struggle with majority Protestants in British-ruled Northern Ireland. Major strongly opposed Clinton's decision to let Adams raise money in the U.S. last month. Clinton today agreed the IRA must commit to disarmament.TIME White House correspondent James Carneysays although Major saw the Adams visit as "symbolically bad," the rift with Clinton is not an "irreconcilable difference."