The U.S. Senate could not overcome the veto of President Donald trump on a resolution that would have limited military powers. As reported by Reuters, to overcome the veto of only 49 senators in the minimum required 67 votes.
Resolution prohibiting the President to unilaterally make the decision to attack without declaring war or without the consent of Congress, was adopted by the Senate in February of this year in response to American airstrikes on the Baghdad airport, which was killed by one of the senior commanders of the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps, Qasem Soleimani. The authors of the resolution stressed that the police were ordered to make the attack without informing Congress.
Trump said the resolution was “very offensive” and accused Democrats of harassment for political reasons (although, as noted by Reuters, the document was supported by the Republicans). The President also stressed that the need “to maintain broad powers” to conduct military action against Iran.
The Agency says that in three years in office, trump has veto seventh time, even once the Senate has not overcome it.
General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite special forces of the IRGC, “al-Quds”, was killed on 3 January 2020 in an air strike on the Baghdad airport. Trump said that Soleimani was preparing attacks on American targets in the middle East.
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This has exacerbated tensions between the US and Iran and indirectly provoked the crash “Ukraine International airlines”, shot down Iranian air defenses near Tehran on January 8, 2020. The General staff of the Iranian armed forces stated that the UIA Board was shot down by the Iranian military by mistake on the background of aggravation of relations with the U.S. plane allegedly approached one of the important objects of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps, and “shape and height of the flight resembled the enemy object.”