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As Donald Trump engages to wage war against Iran, US House votes to curb his powers

By Gagandeep Sokhey . 10th January 2020 01:49pm
As Donald Trump engages to wage war against Iran, US House votes to curb his powers


The US-Iran conflict has escalated after the killing of their General Qassem Soleimani and both of the nations are in a state of war.




Amid the US-Iran conflict, the US house saw members of Trump's Republican party and Democrats joining together demanding the president not to wage war against Iran unless authorized by the Congress.



US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has addressed,
"Trump must de-escalate and must prevent further violence. America and the world cannot afford war"

This order came after when Trump ordered to kill Iranian commander Soleimani and in retaliation, Iran attacked two US force base in Iraq and thus the tensions between two nations have been escalated to much extent with the fear of a war between them.



Taking this into account, the US House aims at limiting the reigning powers of President Donald Trump to take further military actions against Iran's nation.

The politically charged votes 224 to 194 came from the three members of Trump's Republican party joining with the Democrats in the US House and one of Trump's supporter from Congress, Matt Gaetz shared,

"This will not criticize Trump, but instead engaging in another forever war with the Middle East would be a wrong decision"



On Wednesday, Trump was seen stepping back from engaging in a war with Iran as the situation is already escalated. 

Based on the War Powers Resolution of 1973, it forbids the US President to take the country to war without approval and states,
"The measure directs the president to terminate the use of United States armed forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military"

but it also states the exceptions which include the force to defend against or prevent the imminent attacks against the Americans.