House nears vote on restraining Trump’s actions against Iran

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Courtesy: MGN Online

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House moved toward approval of a non-binding measure limiting President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran as criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general intensified.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that while the war powers resolution does not require Trump’s signature, it nonetheless “has real teeth” because it is “a statement of the Congress of the United States.”

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Republicans denounced the House measure as little more than “a press release” designed to attack Trump. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the plan.