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US Senate Debating To Restrict President Trump's Iran War Powers


Daily Mail: Republican senators IGNORE Donald Trump and vote to debate hobbling his war powers against Iran with eight of his party joining Democratic move he slammed as 'showing weakness'

* President Donald Trump pleaded with the Senate not to pass a war powers resolution that would hamper his ability to take military action in Iran
* 'We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness,' Trump wrote on Twitter. 'Don't let it happen!'
* 'If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day,' the president wrote
* A bipartisan group of senators ignored his plea and advanced the measure
* Eight Republicans voted for it in the procedural vote, a sign it will pass when it comes to a final vote, likely on Thursday
* The resolution would require Trump to end all hostilities regarding Iran within 30 days unless he gets explicit approval from Congress

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday ignored a plea from President Donald Trump and voted to advance a war powers resolution that would hamper his ability to take military action in Iran.

Trump implored lawmakers not to pass the measure at is would 'show weaKness' and let Iran 'have a field day.'

'Don't let it happen!,' the president wrote on Twitter.

The Senate, however, voted to move the resolution forward with a final vote expected on Thursday.

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WNU Editor: This is going to be vetoed by the President. My main concern is that Iran will see this vote as a sign that there is strong opposition within the U.S. to President Trump's Iran policy. I can easily see the mullahs being embolden to continue their policy of confronting the U.S. and their Middle Eastern allies. They may even escalate it.

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