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Trump vetoed Congress's ban on military force against Iran

Trump vetoed Congress's ban on military force against Iran

US President Donald Trump vetoed a US Congress resolution banning the use of military force against Iran. This was reported by the press service of the White House.

Speaking of his decision, Trump said that "it was an offensive resolution," severely limiting the president’s ability to "protect the United States", its allies and partners. According to him, she allowed the use of military force only to protect the United States in an "imminent attack, and this is unacceptable."

In addition, the American leader believes that the United States does not use military force against Iran, which means that a resolution is not needed. Kassem Suleymani Trump called the liquidation of the commander of the Quds Iranian special forces unit, General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as it "was allowed by the resolution on the use of military force in Iraq of 2002."

Trump stressed that there are many threats to the United States in the world and the American president should be able to respond to them.

Note that according to the American constitution, the US president cannot start a war without the approval of Congress, but he can independently conduct operations abroad, limited in time and scope. Because of fears that Trump might start a war with Iran amid the assassination of Suleimani and the subsequent Iranian responses, the US Congress tried to limit the president’s powers in relation to military operations against Tehran by adopting a resolution in the winter.

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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 7 May 2020 09: 21 New
    Trump vetoed Congress's ban on military force against Iran

    "Tug of war"between the branches of government, republicans and democrats?

    Only for whatTrump pulls him over?
    1. forest1
      forest1 7 May 2020 10: 34 New
      The President works within the powers that the legislation allows him. This is called separation of powers. This is how liberal democracies work. There always branches of power try to pull in their direction, the principle of competition. The authoritarian systems of government to which we are accustomed usually try to prevent this. Therefore, it seems strange to us.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 7 May 2020 12: 25 New
        Quote: forest1
        principle of competition.

        Right "principle of competition" instead of "principle of efficiency" and "principle of care for voters"

        When lawmakers and executors hammer a big bolt on their own voters for the sake of political games, as has been observed more than once in the United States at the beginning of the year, you begin to wonder if this is democracy ...

        After all, representative democracy does not provide for the attitude to the electorate as to rabble. whose interests can be neglected?
        Or provides ?.
        1. forest1
          forest1 7 May 2020 14: 41 New
          We can only rejoice that in Russia the government is not beating anyone. It’s useless to argue anyway. But the Americans will somehow survive
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 7 May 2020 15: 52 New
            Quote: forest1
            We can only rejoice that in Russia the government is not beating anyone.

            For us.

            Quote: forest1
            .and the Americans will survive it somehow

            And where do they go.
            Nothing depends on their opinion.
  2. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 7 May 2020 09: 23 New
    This is in case the younger brother (Israel) whose interests Trump puts above the American, will need military assistance against Iran.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 7 May 2020 09: 35 New
      I mean, big brother?
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      2. Victor_B
        Victor_B 7 May 2020 09: 53 New
        Quote: Pereira
        I mean, big brother?

        The tail wags the dog furiously!
  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 7 May 2020 09: 38 New
    The liquidation of the commander of the Iranian Quds special forces, General of the Corps of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (KSIR), Kassem Suleymani Trump called completely legal
    Why Congress, why the use of force, when it has long been legalized in America, and you can kill legally (American) grounds to commit any killings, in any country in the world. This is what everyone should know and not forget, and be prepared.
  4. venik
    venik 7 May 2020 09: 42 New
    ".... Trump said that" it was an offensive resolution, "severely limiting the president’s ability to" protect the United States, "its allies and partners. ...."
    Donald Duck ... Sorry! Donald Trump - decided to demonstrate slightly sagging muscles? Oh yes! - The election race is gaining momentum ....
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 7 May 2020 09: 43 New
    Trump really wants to swing his sword ... Only fight seriously, he IS AFRAID. His situation with the epidemic is such that it is necessary to distract the people by any means - here lunar expansion is good, and UFOs, and some sort of adventure with an attack on Iran ... 20 million unemployed!
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    APASUS 7 May 2020 09: 46 New
    Ban on resolution prohibiting resolution! What is going on in the USA?
  7. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 7 May 2020 09: 54 New
    war as a method of overcoming the economic crisis .... so capitalism ...
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 May 2020 11: 20 New
    An interesting movie, the funniest thing is that both Trump and Congress want to end Iran as a world power, they have one goal, but at the same time they want to make each other an idiot. Who will win this biting of spiders in the bank will see in the fall.
  9. Shadow
    Shadow 7 May 2020 11: 32 New
    No matter how he was taken for such a step by the Republicans themselves, branded as a leftist and an etatist.
  10. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 7 May 2020 21: 52 New
    Red needs a small victorious war, and Iran for the Yankees and Jews is like a bone in the throat, they hate, they can’t even eat)