Monday, 27 January, 2020

Trump pulls back from war with Iran in national address

Trump Pulls Back From Brink Of War With Iran, But Is Threat Over? Op-Ed: Tensions between Iran and US lessen after Iran's weak retaliation
Travis Berry | 10 January, 2020, 00:26

However, as he was readying to make a statement on the Iranian strike on Wednesday, POTUS urged those countries that remain in the nuclear accord with Iran to pursue negotiations over a new Iran deal on the country's nuke programme.

Trump used his speech to blame the deterioration in relations with Iran on his predecessor, President Barack Obama, who had agreed to ease sanctions against Iran in return for greater worldwide control over the nation's uranium enrichment program.

Vice President Mike Pence has claimed that the United States has received some "encouraging intelligence" that Iran has asked its militia not to move against American targets or civilians after the assassination of a top commander of its powerful Revolutionary Guards.

The war powers resolution directs Trump to terminate the use of the USA military in or against Iran, unless Congress has declared war or passed an authorization for the use of force against it. Long in the making, this was a decisive blow against Iran's malign Quds Force activities worldwide,"Bolton tweeted last week. When I see Nancy Pelosi trying to defend this monster". Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a similar resolution in the Senate.

The vote comes after top Trump administration officials briefed Congress on Soleimani's killing Wednesday.

October 2019 was the second month in a row that the United States was a net exporter of crude oil and petroleum products, exporting 389,000 barrels per day (bpd) more than it imports, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told MSNBC that the briefing showed "there was no imminent threat to cause this assassination to happen right when it did".

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"That's why I had the occasion this morning to have a long discussion with president Rouhani to see how it is possible for the European Union to play a stronger role in the region", Michel said. "He made the right decision and America and the world is safer today as a result". That was most particularly done via the 1973 War Powers Act, which ostensibly was created to rein in the executive branch's authority to engage in armed conflict.

Democrats were not the only ones skeptical of the administration's justification. Sen.

US Vice-President Mike Pence told CBS News the United States was receiving "encouraging intelligence that Iran is sending messages" to its allied militias not to attack US targets. Paul called the justification "absurd" and an "insult".

Trump mixed words of disgust for Iran's policies of sponsoring terrorism with those of peace and cooperation during a highly anticipated address to the nation from the White House on January 8 as the world wondered if a new Middle East war was about to begin.

So let the protesters shout as much as they like, on both sides, and it will be up to our Canadian security forces to ensure it is limited to shouting - and not to allow rival groups to kill each other in Canada.

"They agreed that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could contribute more to regional stability and the fight against worldwide terrorism", North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said in a statement. Lindsey Graham, R-Ky., to accuse them of "empowering the enemy". "I don't think they were trying to avoid casualties".

Underscoring the deep partisan divide in the Capitol, democrats - and at least two Republicans - said flatly the officials had not provided evidence to back up assertions by Trump and military commanders that Soleimani had posed an "imminent threat" to the United States.

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