Capitol Hill War Powers Dust-Up - Symbolism Over Substance

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Trump Pulls Back From Brink Of War With Iran, But Is Threat Over?

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told MSNBC that the briefing showed "there was no imminent threat to cause this assassination to happen right when it did".

I'Anson said a tanker chartered by Brazilian oil giant Petrobras was supposed to load up with oil in Basra on January 5, but instead, it left the Gulf Strait empty.

Iran-US bilateral tensions spiked over New Year's Day, when the American Embassy in Iraq was raided by Iran-backed Shiite protesters, who vandalised the entrances and attempted to break in. "Make no mistake: today's War Powers Resolution can not become law". Lee and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Sanders said she couldn't think of anything dumber than Congress asserting its constitutional powers.

While on Fox & Friends, Sanders was asked for her thoughts on an upcoming vote by the House on a War Powers Resolution.

President Trump yesterday called on other nations to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "very defective'".

However, as he was readying to make a statement on the Iranian strike on Wednesday, POTUS urged those countries that remain in the nuclear accord with Iran to pursue negotiations over a new Iran deal on the country's nuke programme.

Iran responded to the assassination of its top commander with missile strikes against Iraqi military facilities housing USA and coalition forces on Tuesday night, but no casualties resulted. In fact, many lawmakers are aghast at the Trump-authorised assassination of a serving general of a sovereign foreign country even as the President's supporters are making a belated case that Gen.Suleimani was a "terrorist" and a "war criminal".

General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he believes Iran's missile strikes were meant to kill Americans.

Iran spurned US President Donald Trump's call for a new nuclear pact and a commander threatened more attacks after both sides appeared to back off from intensified conflict following the US killing of an Iranian general and Teheran's retaliatory missile strikes. "The president will say, 'I inform you by reading my tweets.' No, that's not the relationship that our founders had in mind in the constitution of the United States when they gave power to the White House to do one thing in terms of our national security and to the Congress to declare war and to allocate resources and the rest".

Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, said in an interview with MSNBC that the briefers suggested a congressional debate on military operations against Iran would result in "disrespecting our troops".

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi got a call from U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper a half-hour before the strike to tell him of U.S. intentions.

Thursday's measure directs the president to "terminate the use of United States Armed Forces" against Iran unless granted congressional authorisation.

The measure cites the 1973 War Powers Act, which granted Congress the ability to check the president's power to commit the United States to armed conflict.

"In the briefing and in public, this administration has argued that the vote to topple Saddam Hussein in 2002 applies to military action in Iraq".

Teheran's foreign minister said this "concluded" Iran's response to his death.

But Ravanchi said it was the duty of the U.S.

He then urged European allies and other world powers to follow America's lead in abandoning an worldwide agreement on managing the country's nuclear ambitions.

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