UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump called on the Senate not to adopt a resolution against the war with Iran, noting that now is “not the time to show weakness.”
Earlier, the US House of Representatives , where the majority of the Democrats, voted to limit the president’s authority to conduct military operations with Iran. This document (“simultaneous resolution”) does not have the force of law. The resolution currently being considered by the Senate is somewhat different in structure and text, CNN noted.
Thus, this version of the document can again be sent for approval by the House of Representatives. Senate voting is expected on Thursday.
“To ensure the security of our country, it is very important that the US Senate does not adopt a resolution on military powers with respect to Iran . Everything is going well with Iran and now is not the time to show weakness,” Trump wrote on his Twitter.
According to him, “the majority of Americans supported the attack on the terrorist Suleimani.” “Democrats do this only to thwart the Republican Party. Do not allow this!” – added the American leader.
The text of the Senate resolution does not prevent the US administration from responding to the “imminent attack” from Iran. This explanation, in particular, was used by the authorities after the liquidation of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani.
Congress is constitutionally entitled to allow or deny presidents a war, although the de facto head of the executive branch has broad authority over military operations abroad without the prior consent of the congress, justifying them with past congressional permissions and the need to protect U.S. citizens.
In particular, the legality of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani on January 3 in the Trump administration is explained by the powers that were granted to the executive branch after the September 11, 2001 attacks and which later allowed the elimination of the terrorist Osama bin Laden. Democrats consider such a referral unjustified.
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