Pompeo refuses to appear at House hearing on Iran

Pompeo refuses to appear at House hearing on Iran
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  • calendar-gray 14 January 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declined to testify at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Iran amid partisan disagreements over a recent flare-up in the Middle East, Committee Chairman Eliot Engel said in a statement on Monday, APA rpeorts quoting sputniknews.

"I’m disappointed and frustrated that Secretary Pompeo will not appear before the Committee tomorrow," Eliot said.

The hearing was called after the Democrat-dominated House of Representatives last Friday adopted a resolution to limit US President Donald Trump's powers to carry out further military action against Iran without the prior congressional approval.

 

Relations between Iran and the United States have significantly worsened after Washington killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani and Tehran retaliated by launching ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq housing US troops.

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