Will Trump direct a military strike against Iran?

Iran will deploy the Chinese made C-802 naval missile, shown in an undated file photo, in the Strait of Hormuz during ten days of maneuvers to start Febuary 24. (Reuters)

A new draft resolution at the US House of Representatives is now more urgent than ever. This resolution is related to giving the authority to the US president to direct a preemptive military strike against Iran, in light of the escalating threats from Iran and its militias in the region, especially in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

Elsie Hustings, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the US House of Representatives, issued a regulation on January 3rd, called H. J. RES 10, authorizing the use of the United States Armed Forces to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. This resolution allows the US President to use the armed forces in a preemptive strike against Iran.

This list has been provided along another list asking to impose sanctions on Iran, after the development of a ballistic missiles program, with the start of the new Congress session earlier this year.

There are voices in the Congress, led by Republican representatives calling for the imposition of other sanctions because of Tehran’s violations of human rights and its support for terrorism in the region.

Hossein Mousavian, former spokesperson of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team and former aide to Iran’s Supreme Council for National Security, warned his country from activating the program of the “regime change” in Iran with Trump’s presidency.

In an interview with reformist “asharq” newspaper, Mousavian said the names suggested for Trump’s foreign policy and security team are all against the Iranian regime and the nuclear agreement. They are all with toppling the Iranian republic regime.

He confirmed that “the current Republican majority in the Congress is against Obama’s policies related to dealing with the Iranian regime. This majority might seize the opportunity during Trump’s tenure to make up for the past and direct a military strike against Iran.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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