Trump’s Adventurism Would Face Harsh Response

Iran will give a harsh response to any military adventurism that US President Donald Trump may resort to, Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali said in an interview with Sputnik, commenting on Trump’s veto of a congressional resolution limiting his ability to conduct military operations against Iran without congressional approval.
"Trump's actions related to the veto may have two aims. First, this comes in the context of disagreements between political parties in the United States, and of the attempt to secure victory in the upcoming election. Secondly, the US is likely primed for a military conflict with Iran. We hope that Trump's actions are not motivated by the second goal, as Iran will provide a harsh response to any military escapade by the US," Jalali said.
On May 7, Trump vetoed the resolution, requiring that any military action against Iran must be explicitly authorized by a declaration of war or a specific authorization for use of military force. However, the US Senate failed to get the majority of votes needed to override the veto.
Moreover, Trump said the Iran war powers resolution would hurt his ability to protect the US and its allies, adding that the US president must be able to take swift action after anticipating an adversary’s next move.


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