Iran Disabled US Monitoring Systems During Missile Attack, IRGC Commander Claims

Iran Disabled US Monitoring Systems During Missile Attack, IRGC Commander Claims

Iran Disabled US Monitoring Systems During Missile Attack, IRGC Commander Claims

Meanwhile, the Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war. "By definition, it will never be sent to the president, and it will never limit his constitutional authority to defend the American people". "The Resolution should be repealed". We moved forces. We provided a level of force protection at the president's direction.

The killing shocked Iran and the global community and sparked fears of imminent war as Tehran would be forced to retaliate.

Noteworthy is that President Donald Trump, in the Oval Office in 2017, did exactly that, and not with any Member of Congress but with top Russian officials.

Meanwhile the USA said it was "ready to engage without preconditions in serious negotiations" with Iran following the countries' exchange of hostilities.

Doug Collins of Georgia claimed Democrats were "in love with terrorists" and grieving more for Soleimani than for United States service personnel killed by the Iranian commander. Long in the making, this was a decisive blow against Iran's malign Quds Force activities worldwide,"Bolton tweeted last week".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she holds Soleimani responsible for the deaths of American armed forces. Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a similar resolution in the Senate. Any Democrat that doesn't understand that America is safer now that one of the most unsafe terrorists in the world is rotting in hell is completely naive and completely misses what we need to have in a foreign policy.

The suggestion by Esper, in a classified briefing for lawmakers on Wednesday, enraged some members, including Utah Republican Sen. The administration argued to the United Nations that the drone strike were an act of self-defense, but many senators came away from the briefing dubious about that justification. According to Sen. Lee, it was the "worst" briefing he'd ever attended.

"That's why I had the occasion this morning to have a long discussion with president Rouhani to see how it is possible for the European Union to play a stronger role in the region", Michel said.

"We could plan the operation to kill 500 during the first stage and if they had responded to the attack they would have had 4 to 5,000 casualties", he said and claimed that the Americans wounded in the attack had been flown to Jordan, Israel and Baghdad.

The EU council chief's efforts come as the bloc aims to play a more assertive role, globally, between China, Russia and an increasingly unpredictable and protectionist US. Although dangers of an immediate shoot-out with Iran has passed, the House is slated to take up on Thursday a resolution by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst and senior Defense Department official, calling on the President "to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran" unless Congress declares war or enacts "specific statutory authorization" for the use of armed forces.

Senate Democrats doubled down on their criticism of the assassination following a meeting with administration officials on January 8, saying they gave no proof that Soleimani was about to undertake an attack against Americans. "That is absurd", Mr Paul said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! This isn't some Susan Collins-style "serious reservations" politicking; they seem genuinely mad. Lindsey Graham, R-Ky., to accuse them of "empowering the enemy".

The Trump administration said Soleimani posed an "imminent threat, " but lawmakers have been frustrated by the lack of evidence from the administration to support this.

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