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US House passes resolution to rein in Trump's war power against Iran

US House passes resolution to rein in Trump's war power against Iran

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Jan 2020, 05:36 am

Washington/UNI: US House of Representatives approved a resolution aiming at restraining President Donald Trump's power to take military actions against Iran without congressional approval.

The House voted 224 to 194 to pass the resolution, roughly along the party line.

The resolution directs the president to terminate the use of US military to engage in hostilities in or against Iran, unless the president gets authorization from Congress or the use of force is necessary.

The resolution was introduced by the Democrats after Iran retaliated to the US' airstrike which killed Iran's top military general Qassem Soleimani. 

Escalating tension between the two nations, Iran hit two Iraqi bases housing American troops earlier this week. 

Three members from the Republican Party, to which Trump belongs, are among the 224 who had voted to approve the measure demanding Trump not to wage a war against Iran. 

However, Trump believes he does not have to consult the US Congress before taking a call to wage a war. "And you shouldn't have to," he said and added, "because you have to make split-second decisions sometimes," NDTV reported.