US Senate votes to curb Trump’s war powers on Iran

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51497103

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

US President Donald Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval has been limited in a Senate bill passed by his fellow Republicans. The Iran war powers resolution was approved by a vote of 55-45 – hours after Mr Trump warned that it would make America less safe from Iran. The House passed a version of the bill in January, after Mr Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian general. Mr Trump is expected to veto the bill once it reaches the White House. On Thursday eight Republicans bucked the president’s party, which has a majority in the Senate, to vote in favour of forcing Mr Trump to consult with Congress before conducting military operations against Iran.