The House Congressional Appropriations Committee approved the war budget amendment for fiscal year 2021, which prohibits US President Donald Trump from starting a war with Iran. It is reported by TASS.
It is noted that the amendment prohibits the financing of military operations against Iran, which were launched without the approval of US lawmakers. In support of the initiative, 30 legislators spoke out, 22 were against.
At the same time, two more amendments were approved, which provide for the revocation of permits for the use of military force granted to the American president in 2001 and 2002.
The first of these resolutions, approved in 2001, gives the head of the White House the right to order the use of military force against terrorists who are responsible for the September 11 attacks. However, it is noted that in fact the United States conducted and is conducting any of its operations against radicals in foreign countries, relying on this resolution.
The second resolution of 2002 provides an opportunity to use military force against terrorists in Iraq. The US administration relied on such permission when conducting an operation against the general of the elite Iranian special forces Al-Quds of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Kassem Suleimani.
On July 7, it was reported that a UN spokeswoman stated that the killing of a general by the Americans violated international law. A spokeswoman for the organization said Washington was unable to provide evidence justifying the attack on the convoy where the general was.
The situation around Iran sharply worsened after the US strike in the area of Baghdad airport on the night of January 3, as a result of which the Iranian general Kassem Suleimani was killed. In response, Tehran fired dozens of missiles at American sites in Iraq on the night of January 8. The operation was called the “Martyr Suleymani”. In the United States, there were no casualties and minimal damage to military bases.