US House passes measure to limit military action against Iran

# 23:30
30 January 2020

The US House of Representatives passed a measure on Thursday to block any funding for US military action against Iran, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The House voted largely along party lines 228-175 to adopt the No War Against Iran Act, which prevents federal funding from being used for the war on Iran except in cases of self-defence or if Congress expressly authorises any specific action.

The House also voted largely along party lines, 236-166, to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, which successive US presidents have used to legitimize military action in countries including Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

The legislation is highly unlikely to pass the Senate, and the White House has indicated that President Donald Trump will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.