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Trump vetoes bill passed by US Senate that would bar him from launching war on Iran without Congressional authorisation
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Independent (One of the UK's leading newspapers)


The Independent (One of the UK's leading newspapers), May 7, 2020
Posted: July 12th, 2020
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politic...

President Donald Trump has vetoed legislation that limited a presidents ability to wage war against Iran without the approval of Congress. Mr Trump said that he vetoed the Iran war powers resolution because it was insulting to the presidency. Congress passed the Iran war powers resolution in the aftermath of the US killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, amid widespread concerns about tensions between the US and Iran. At the time, the resolution which was introduced to Congress by Democratic Senator Tim Kaine showed bipartisan support for reigning-in president Trumps war-making powers. The resolution implies that the Presidents constitutional authority to use military force is limited to defense of the United States and its forces against imminent attack. That is incorrect, Trump said. We live in a hostile world of evolving threats, and the Constitution recognizes that the President must be able to anticipate our adversaries next moves and take swift and decisive action in response. Thats what I did! Congress is not expected to override the presidents veto during a vote on Thursday, as Republicans hold a 53-to 47-seat majority in the US senate. Mr Kaine on Wednesday called on senators to vote with him to override the veto, saying on Twitter: I urge my colleagues to join me in voting to override his vetoCongress must vote before sending our troops into harms way. The resolution was passed by the House of Representatives in March and the Senate in April.

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