Washington 0
13 February 2020

In a 55-45 vote, the Senate passed a war powers resolution that “directs the President to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces for hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran or any part of its government or military, unless explicitly authorised by a declaration of war or specific authorisation for use of military force against Iran”. Ahead of the vote, President Trump had contended that it was “very important for our country’s security that the U.S. Senate not vote for the Iran War Power Resolution”, adding that “we are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness… if my hands are tied, Iran would have a field day”.

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