US House votes to curb Trump war power on Iran

US House votes to curb Trump war power on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the new sanctions will target eight senior Iranian officials involved in "destabilizing" activities in the Middle East as well as Tuesday's missile strike, which came in retaliation for the USA killing of senior Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a drone strike.

Britain, France and Germany - the European powers that are party to the deal along with China and Russian Federation - have desperately tried to pressure Iran to stick to it.

During Friday's briefing, Pompeo was asked how his claim that the threat was "imminent" squared with prior comments he made indicating that he did not know when the attacks allegedly being planned by Soleimani would take place. He said the U.S. government made a judgement call regarding intel they received and did not have time to contact Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

The drone strike that killed Soleimani came after a group that included Iranian-backed militiamen attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on December 31.

The restrictions limit the targets' ability to interact with the US financial system, do business with Americans, access dollars in some cases or travel to the United States. I don't know. But we didn't hear it in the classified intelligence briefing, ' the senator said.

He used filmmaker Michael Moore's tweets as an example of someone making the events "all about their hatred for Donald Trump. We urge all our partners to continue on the path set out in the JCPOA and to create conditions for the resumption of its sustainable implementation", the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Gen, Qassem Soleimani, in a US airstrike at Baghdad Airport on January 3.

Iranian Missiles Penetrate US Air Defenses to Strike American Bases in Iraq
And he called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to become "much more involved in the Middle East process". Trump also suggested that the US and Iran should work together against the Islamic State jihadist group.

In retaliation for his death, Tehran threatened that it would not respect any limits put down in the 2015 nuclear deal, which includes a restriction in nuclear research and development activities and limits on its number of uranium enrichment centrifuges.

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, US December 21, 2019.

Pompeo's comment that USA embassies were being targeted echoed statements President Trump made at a Thursday campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio.

"To play this game with the War Powers Act, which I think is unconstitutional, is that whether you mean to or not, you're empowering the enemy", Lindsey Graham, a staunch Trump ally in the Senate, said on Wednesday.

"We can not allow our country to be lied into another war", she said. The sanctions will also target eight senior Iranian officials, whom Washington accuses of being involved in the latest missile attacks.

The actions, the administration says, will "cut off billions of support to the Iranian regime".

Related News:

Most liked

R. Kelly’s GFs Azriel Clary & Joycelyn Savage Square Off In On-Camera Fight
He continues, "As far as this little cat fight, it is clear that it was staged to try and boost social media popularity". Savage told a different story in a statement obtained by PEOPLE and suggested that Clary has been out to get her.

Anderson to miss remainder of South Africa Test series
Stokes, of course, was named man of the match for his two knocks of 47 and 72 and three wickets for 35 in the second innings. Opener Pieter Malan made 84 in the second innings on his Test debut. "Obviously we tried to push them as far as we can".

JUST IN: Pope Francis kisses Nun in public
The pope apologised for getting irritated in his New Year's Day Angelus blessing, saying "sometimes even I lose my patience". The heartwarming exchange comes a week after Pope Francis slapped a woman's hand after she grabbed him and refused to let go.

S. Korea reports suspected case of mysterious pneumonia
Chinese authorities have said no one has died from this infection; seven, however, were in critical condition as of Sunday. Eight patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

The local flu season claims two lives
Flu vaccines are offered by many doctor's offices, clinics, health departments, and pharmacies. "By getting a flu shot now, you will protect yourself, as well as your family and friends".

Pelosi: I'll send impeachment articles to Senate 'when I'm ready'
The showdown is expected to be resolved this week, lawmakers said, although Pelosi did not commit to a timetable. Pelosi accused the Republican leader of trying to cover up the facts of the case in a rush to acquit Mr.

Iran general replacing Qassem Soleimani vows revenge for United States killing
During the funeral on Monday, a sea of mourners dressed in black filled the streets of the Iranian capital. The U.S. military has stopped all training of Iraqi forces to focus on force protection , officials said.

Iran surrounded by dozens of United States bases as tension grows
He also advised Israeli's officials against making media remarks or comments concerning the face-off between USA and Iran . In response to Trump, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani took to Twitter, saying "Never threaten the Iranian nation".

Nissan ex-chair appears for 1st time in public after escape
Ghosn, who is Lebanese and also holds French and Brazilian passports, was expected to go on trial in Tokyo in April. The Interpol Red Notice calls on authorities to arrest a wanted person but does not compel them to do so.

BuzzFeed News ignores impeachment vote partisanship, blames Senate Republicans for partisanship
The facts that she eventually supported more witnesses in 1999 but hasn't done so yet in the Trump case are not inconsistent. He has acknowledged being "an active participant in the cover-up for a period of time " during Watergate.

Britain hopes to reach the ATP Cup semifinals finalized by Australia hosts
Britain captain Tim Henman said he was proud of his team, which did nearly everything on court except win it. Australia now progress to the semi-finals, where they will meet either Belgium or Spain.

Iran launches missiles on Iraq base housing USA troops
Tensions between the USA and Iran have come to a near boiling point following the American-led killing of Gen. No one was injured in the missile attack, which was in retaliation for the killing of Iranian Maj.

Sony Explains PS5 Logo's Similarities to PS4
The only real new information revealed at the show was the PS5 logo , which looks incredibly similar to that of its predecessor. It will no longer be possible to go back after having experienced the haptic controls and playing with adaptive triggers.

Iran launches ballistic missiles at United States troops
Germany, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Canada have announced none of their troops in Iraq were hurt in the attack. Ain al-Asad is the largest airbase where US-led coalition troops are based.

Fires in Australia have Killed at least One Billion Animals
I was thinking about firefighters firstly", Mr Morrison responded, stumbling over his words. After he was corrected, he continued: "Yes, two, that's quite right.