The resolution of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on limiting the powers of President Donald Trump to conduct military operations with Iran is political in nature, it is part of the inter-party election campaign, said Sergei Zheleznyak, member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.
The House of Representatives, where Democrats hold the majority, on Thursday voted to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to conduct military operations with Iran. The adopted document (the so-called “simultaneous resolution”) does not have the force of law and if the upper house of Congress (Senate) adopts it, it will not be sent to the president for signature.
“The resolution of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on limiting the powers of President Donald Trump to conduct military operations with Iran is primarily political in nature and is a continuation of the internal struggle of the elites at the pre-election stage. At the same time, American society is outraged by the aggressive actions of the US leadership against Iran, which are capable of provoking a response from Tehran, “said a deputy of RIA Novosti.
As the parliamentarian emphasized, Trump’s willingness to support the idea of his former security adviser John Bolton to repeal the law restricting his right to fight is a “very negative signal.”
“With his provocative and irresponsible foreign policy, the White House endangers the entire system of collective security and its own citizens. The head of the Oval Office should think about this, even during the struggle for a second presidential term. In a clumsy attempt to demonstrate to the electorate his intransigence towards terrorism, Mr. Trump risks provoke his new wave, “- said the deputy.
Zheleznyak noted that today the main task of the world community is “to keep the United States and Iran from escalating tensions, not allowing a new military conflict to erupt in the Middle East.”