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PoliticsU.S. House speaker: Congress has not approved war against Iran

20:55  16 may  2019
20:55  16 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House has resisted a wider presentation for all lawmakers, part of what Democrats say is a U . S . officials have not publicly provided any evidence to back up claims of an increased Iranian threat. " Congress has not authorized war with Iran , and the

But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House has resisted a wider presentation for all lawmakers, part of what Democrats say is a U . S . officials have not publicly provided any evidence to back up claims of an increased Iranian threat. " Congress has not authorized war with Iran , and the

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration does not have congressional authorization to go to war against Iran, the Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives warned on Thursday amid escalating tensions in the region.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she backed what appeared to be U.S. President Donald Trump's aversion to actual military conflict with Tehran.

"I like what I hear from the president — that he has no appetite on this," she said. The Washington Post, citing several unnamed U.S. officials, reported late Wednesday that Trump was frustrated that his advisers may be rushing into war and that he preferred a more diplomatic approach and direct talks with Iran.

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The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. The office was established in 1789 by Article I, Section 2 of the U . S

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that the U . S . must avoid war with Iran , and she declared the White House has “no business” moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress . Pelosi’ s remarks to House Democrats came amid growing concerns in

Pelosi also told reporters that the Republican administration would provide a classified briefing for top lawmakers — the so-called Gang of Eight — on Iran later on Thursday.

But Trump's administration so far has rebuffed requests to brief the full House on Iran as it has for congressional requests seeking information on North Korea and Venezuela, she said at a news briefing.

"This is part of a pattern that is not right because we have responsibilities — the responsibility in the Constitution is for the Congress to declare war, so I hope the president's advisers recognize that they have no authorization to go forward in any way," she said.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; writing by Susan Heavey; editing by Tim Ahmann and Jonathan Oatis

Trump team briefs Congress about Iranian threat: 'This is about deterrence, not about war'.
Top officials in the Trump administration were dispatched to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to brief lawmakers about escalating tensions with Iran, saying afterward they are focused on trying to deter attacks and avoid war. The administration sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joe Dunford to brief lawmakers in the House and Senate in separate, closed-door sessions. “Our biggest focus at this point is to prevent Iranian miscalculation,” Shanahan told reporters after the briefing. “We do not want the situation to escalate.

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