The House of Representatives of the US Congress passed a resolution limiting Trump’s ability to wage war with Iran. The House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats, approved the resolution by a vote of 224 to 194.
This generally symbolic measure provides for congressional approval for any conflict with this country, except for an apparent attack by Iran.
However, the chances of a resolution being passed by the Republican-majority Senate are slim.
At the same time, neither the US nor Iran are talking about plans to escalate the military conflict.
Earlier, the Iranian military carried out a rocket attack on us bases in Iraq in response to a US missile strike, during which a high-ranking Iranian General Qasem Suleimani was killed in Iraq.
The resolution obliges the President to “stop using US military forces” against Iran if Congress has not given its consent.
The exception is when “protection against an imminent armed attack is necessary.”
However, even if this resolution is passed by both houses of Congress, the President will not even have to veto it, since it does not have the force of law.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that, in her view, President Trump did not increase US security when he ordered a strike on General Suleimani.
In turn, Trump in his tweet called the Pelosi resolution insane and expressed hope that “all Republicans in Congress will vote against it.”
He also shared new reasons for the airstrike on General Suleimani, telling reporters at the White House that the Iranians were “going to blow up our Embassy” in Iraq.