TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Trump said “This is not the time to show weakness, and that the US security requires the Senate not vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution.”
It is very important for our Country’s SECURITY that the United States Senate not vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution. We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness. Americans overwhelmingly support our attack on terrorist Soleimani....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020
The US president claimed “Americans overwhelmingly support January 3 US drone attack that assassinated top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.
Trump said "Sends a very bad signal. The Democrats are only doing this (limiting his power) as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don’t let it happen!"
The US president's warning comes as the Senate advanced legislation on Wednesday to curb his authority to go to war with Iran, with its passage likely after eight Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the war powers resolution.
A vote on the war powers resolution could take place as early as Thursday amid concerns that the US president could launch on open military conflict with Iran without consulting Congress.
The resolution would require Trump to remove US forces engaged in hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or passes a specific authorization for the use of military force, Reuters said.
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, the sponsor of the Senate resolution, said "Congress has got to reassert our constitutional role in matters of war and peace." He stressed that the resolution is aimed at preventing unilateral war.
"We don't send a message of weakness when we stand up for the rule of law. That's a message of strength and it especially speaks to people around the world who are in the streets protesting...because they want the rule of law," Kaine said.