Congress not notified before the murder of Soleimani: senior US lawmaker

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers were not informed before the attack ordered by the president Donald Trump That killed a senior Iranian military commander, a senior House Democrat said Thursday night.

The strike in Iraq against I ran He went ahead without notification or consultation with Congress, the president of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said in a statement.

Soleimani was the intellectual author of the immense violence that the blood of Americans has in their hands, said the Democratic legislator.

But moving forward with such serious action without involving Congress poses serious legal problems and is an affront to the powers of Congress as an egalitarian branch of government, Engel added.