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Trump vetoes Congress resolution on restricting war with Iran
posted onMay 8, 2020

President of United States Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed legislation passed by Congress in an attempt to limit a president's ability to wage war against Islamic Republic of Iran.

"This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on November 3 by dividing the Republican Party," Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

"The few Republicans who voted for it played right into their hands," he added.

The resolution, which passed the House of Representatives in March and the Senate in February, was the latest effort by Congress to grab back from the White House’s constitutionally guaranteed authority to declare war.

The attempt made after tensions raised between Washington and Tehran and the two old foes appeared to be on the brink of war earlier this year.