The US President Donald trump said that he has enough authority to attack Iran without congressional approval. He told about it in interview to the American media reports argumenti.ru.
Answering the question whether he had the legal authority to take military action against Iran without the approval, trump answered in the affirmative.
“Yes…But we are keeping Congress informed of what we’re doing,” said the US President.
Thus, trump has commented on statements by the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi, who last week said that the U.S. President must obtain congressional approval in the event of hostilities.
In addition, the us President added that he was “pretty close, that make the decision to begin military actions, but decided not to do it.”
Earlier it was reported that Donald trump has signed a decree on the introduction of “tougher sanctions” against Iran. The restrictive measures also apply to the spiritual leader and leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.