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Al Jazeera 9 Jan 2020

US House votes to restrain Trump's actions against Iran


The US House of Representatives passed a resolution to rein in President Donald Trump's ability to engage in future military action against Iran, days after he ordered a drone attack that killed a top Iranian commander.
Trump had not consulted with Congress before Soleimani's killing, and Democrats are calling Trump's decision to order the attack reckless
But the resolution which requires congressional approval is non-binding.
The Senate is expected to debate a similar resolution.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.

The Democratic-controlled House has approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. (Jan. 9)
A bipartisan Senate majority voted to pass a resolution Thursday limiting President Donald Trump from ordering future strikes against Iran without first seeking Congress' explicit permission. (Feb. 13)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi set a House vote for Thursday on limiting President Donald Trump's ability to take military action against Iran as Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general intensified.
The House adopted a war powers resolution Thursday with the aim of limiting President Donald Trump's military actions against Iran. Aired on 01/09/20.

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