Democratic Sens Tim Kaine and Dick Durbin have co-sponsored a war power resolution to avoid the likelihood of a war between the US and Iran. As per the bill proposed by Kaine, the White House Officials can no longer indulge in hostile activities and use its military against Iran, until and unless congress approves the action.
Kaine has introduced the resolution at a time when the US-Iran relations have left behind any possibility of negotiation and the situation of proxy war. Both the nations are slowly advancing towards direct involvement against each other that may cause inflation in the global oil prices and put every American life at risk.
Sen. Tim Kaine, about the resolution proposed to avoid war with Iran, said, “For years, I’ve been deeply concerned about President [Donald] Trump stumbling into a war with Iran. We’re now at a boiling point, and Congress must step in before Trump puts even more of our troops in harm’s way.”
“We owe it to our service members to have a debate and vote about whether or not it’s in our national interest to engage in another unnecessary war in the Middle East,” he added.
In his proposed resolution, Kaine said, “The question of whether United States forces should be engaged in armed conflict against Iran should only be made following a full briefing to Congress and the American public of the issues at stake, a public debate in Congress, and a congressional vote as contemplated by the Constitution.”
Tim Kaine holds a great experience in handling policies related to the Middle East or the radical organizations present in the region.
Having served in the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and supporting the Iran nuclear deal, Kaine had earlier called for a change in the Congressional authorization of military force for the American offensive against the Islamic State (IS).
He also supported Israel during the 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict, for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen and the CAATSA Act, which imposed sanctions on Iran along with North Korea and Russia.
Apart from Tim Kaine, Dick Durbin also claimed that as per the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force, neither President Donald Trump nor the White House officials are authorized to wage a war against Iran and the President should remove the troops from Iran within 30 days.
While the senators are finding ways to avoid a war with Iran, the Iranian militia has warned of a revenge, following the recent US airstrike that led to the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.