Efforts Under Way in US Senate to Limit Trump’s Iran War Powers
U.S. lawmakers are poised to revive the debate over ground rules for a potential conflict with Iran, more than five weeks after President Donald Trump ordered the airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani.
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he has the votes to pass a resolution later this week limiting Trump’s ability to pursue a conflict with Iran without congressional approval.
The death of Suleimani increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran earlier this year, reviving a long-running debate over the role the U.S. Congress should play overseeing the president’s ability to manage foreign military operations.
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