U.S. Senate restricts Trump’s military powers

By | February 14, 2020
U.S. Senate restricts Trump's military powers

The Senate resolution limits Trump’s authority to use the U.S. military against Iran. Trump has already said he will veto the resolution.
The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution limiting U.S. President Donald Trump’s authority to use the country’s army against Iran. This is reported by Reuters on Thursday, February 13.

The resolution was supported by 51 senators. At the same time, 44 representatives of the upper house of Congress opposed it.

It should be noted that now the declaration of war on Iran is impossible without the approval of Congress.

Trump is left with the right to use force if Iran is threatened with an attack on U.S. facilities or military. Nor is Trump prohibited from using force against al-Qaeda terrorists and their supporters. However, the head of the White House will have to explain to Congress the need to use force.

Trump plans to veto the bill, the White House said in response to the resolution.

Earlier, the Pentagon said that the U.S. will not expand the nuclear arsenal. The United States does not want to participate in an arms race with Russia and China, the agency said.

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