US Senate intends to limit Trump’s powers over Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The US Senate intends on Thursday to approve a resolution to limit the powers of US President Donald Trump to conduct military operations with Iran, for this there is already the necessary number of votes from the Republicans, Politico writes .
Earlier, the US House of Representatives adopted a similar resolution, which, however, does not have the force of law. The document considered by the Senate differs in structure and text. His fate is unlikely to succeed, because Trump does not intend to approve her. He has already attacked the resolution with criticism, saying that this is an attempt by the Democrats to prevent the Republicans, and that “now is not the time to show weakness.”

“Although this measure is unlikely to receive enough support to overturn Trump’s likely veto, his expected passage in the Senate, nonetheless, illustrates Congress’s rare attempt to curb the president’s executive power,” Politico said.

The publication notes that in addition to the 47 votes of Democrats, the Republicans Susan Collins, Tod Young, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Jerry Moran intend to support this resolution.

The paper was introduced by Democrat Tim Kane. The text of the resolution obliges Trump “to cease all hostile actions against Iran for 30 days.”


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