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06 January 2020

U. S Speaker, Pelosi says House to vote on resolution to limit Trump’s military actions on Iran

U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi said the House would introduce and vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit U.S. President Donald Trump’s military actions regarding Iran.

She explained that the resolution reasserted Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action was taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran would cease within thirty days.

The resolution is likely to win approval in the Democratic-led House, but prospects for passage are less certain in the Senate, which is controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, many of whom have said they support the president’s action on Iran.

Iraq’s parliament called for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave, as the backlash against the U.S. killing on Friday of a top Iranian general grew, and Trump doubled down on threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates.

Trump also threatened sanctions against Iraq and said that if U.S. troops were required to leave, Iraq’s government would have to pay Washington for the cost of a very extraordinarily expensive air base there.

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