"America and The world cannot Afford War With Iran" US House Speaker - Focus News


Thursday, 9 January 2020

"America and The world cannot Afford War With Iran" US House Speaker

The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that the House will vote against Trump military action with Iran. The announcement made after Iran launched missiles attack to Iraq bases housing US force in Iraq in response to the killing of Iran top general, Commander Qassem Soleimani last Friday.

Pelosi said, “Today, to honor our duty to keep the American people safe, the House will move forward with a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran."

She said the Trump administration’s actions “endangered our service members, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran.”

She added that some members of Congress have “serious, urgent concerns” about Trump’s strategy.

“The Administration must work with the Congress to advance an immediate, effective de-escalatory strategy that prevents further violence. America and the world cannot afford war,” Pelosi said in announcing the vote on the war powers resolution. Presstv reports.

"This resolution, which will be led by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, will go to the Rules Committee this evening and will be brought to the Floor tomorrow."

Pelosi stressed that Trump “has made it clear that he does not have a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe, achieve de-escalation with Iran and ensure stability in the region.

“Members of Congress have serious, urgent concerns about the administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran and about its lack of strategy,” Pelosi wrote.

In CNN remark, the US assassination of General Soleimani has brought America to the “brink of its first hot war” with Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Her announcement Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, CIA Director Gina Haspel and acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, briefed members from both parties about the situation.

The Washington Post said in an editorial Tuesday that Trump’s public response to the assassination has been chaotic and embarrassing, raising questions over the administration’s preparation to deal with the crisis.

The Trump administration was embarrassed after the US Defense Department sent a letter to Iraqi officials this week stating the US military would comply with the prime minister’s demand to pull US troops out of the country, only to call it a draft copy released by mistake.

Source: Presstv, Daily Post

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