US President Donald Trump intends to veto a possible Congressional decision to limit military operations with Iran, the White House warned on Tuesday.
The House intends to vote on two possible bills this week. One of them blocks the financing of offensive military operations against Iran without the permission of Congress, and the second cancels the president’s permission to use military force in Iraq, issued in 2002. It was this permission that the administration used when attacking Iranian targets in Iraq.
Meanwhile, both bills are unlikely to pass the Senate.
According to the White House, if adopted, these documents will give strength to US enemies. The lack of funding will prevent the administration from pursuing a policy towards Iran and protecting US interests in the Middle East, the White House stated.
The US conducted an operation in Baghdad on January 3 to eliminate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, while Iran launched rocket attacks on Iraqi bases, where US troops are stationed. Expecting possible US attacks, the Iranian military mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane the same day, killing 176 people.