Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi confirmed this week that she plans on taking measures to limit President Trump’s ability to launch future operations against Iranian targets; claiming the US airstrike against a top General violated the Constitution.
“Pelosi and other Democrats have been critical of Trump’s decision to conduct an airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, claiming he did not properly notify Congress in advance and warning about the risk of escalation in the region. Trump has also threatened additional action if Iran retaliates for Soleimani’s death,” reports Fox News.
These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2020
“This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, referring to a similar Senate resolution to be introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. “It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.”
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AMERICA RESPONDS: US Airstrike Kills Iranian General, Other Military Officials at Baghdad Airport
The United States launched an airstrike Thursday evening that resulted in the death of an Iranian general and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, according to Fox News.
“The Pentagon confirmed Thursday evening that Trump had ordered the attack that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Iran’s top ‘shadow commander’ was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more, the State Department said,” reports Fox.
“I think the Iranian leadership understands President Trump will take action. … We made very clear that these responses would be swift and decisive. We have now demonstrated that. I hope the Iranian leadership will see that and see American resolve and that their decision will be to de-escalate and take actions consistent with what normal nations do. In the event that they do not and they go in the other direction, I know that President Trump and the entire United States government is prepared to respond appropriately,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“He’s got hundreds of American lives and blood on his hands. What was sitting before us was his travels throughout the region, his efforts to make a significant strike against Americans. There would have been many Muslims killed as well, Iraqis and people in other countries. It was a strike that was aimed at disrupting that plot, disrupting further aggression and we hope, setting the conditions for de-escalation as well,” he added.
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BIZARRE THEORY: Iranian President Says ISRAEL Supporting, Arming ISIS Fighters Around the World
Iranian President Rouhani sat down with Fox News’ Chris Wallace this week during the United States General Assembly meeting in New York City, bizarrely claiming the Israeli government is aiding ISIS fighters across the Middle East.
“Those who fight for the freedom of their homes are not terrorists. Those are terrorists who render aid to ISIS. Israel is the country that takes care of the injured ISIS fighters, they make weapons available to them,” said Rouhani.
“Israel supports ISIS?” asked a surprised Chris Wallace.
“Certainly, undoubtedly. Do you have any doubts? Would you like to see the proof? You should visit Israeli hospitals and see the injured ISIS war fighters… You should see the weapons captured, see that they’re Israeli made,” claimed the Iranian President.
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Iranian officials threatened the United States with “all out war” last week after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Tehran of launching a series of drone strikes that incapacitated 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was speaking with CNN when he warned the Trump administration that any military strike would result in a prolonged conflict with the Islamic Republic.
“We won’t blink to defend our territory,” Zarif said, adding his military will fight “to the last American soldier”
“I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” he added.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Wednesday that the recent drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil-industry likely originated in Iran, not Yemen as previously believed by intelligence officials.
“U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday doubled down on accusations Iran is responsible for the weekend bombing on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, telling reporters that the strike was ‘an act of war,’” reports Fox News.
“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” posted the President on social media.