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U.S. House passes resolution to rein in Trump's war power against Iran

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

01-10-2020 09:49 BJT

WASHINGTON,Jan. 9 -- U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a resolution aiming at restraining President Donald Trump's power to take military actions against Iran without congressional approval.

The Capitol is seen in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 9, 2020. U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a resolution aiming at restraining President Donald Trump

The Capitol is seen in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 9, 2020. U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a resolution aiming at restraining President Donald Trump's power to take military actions against Iran without congressional approval. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

The House voted 224 to 194 to pass the resolution, roughly along the party line.

The resolution directs the president to terminate the use of U.S. military to engage in hostilities in or against Iran, unless the president gets authorization from Congress or the use of force is necessary.

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