Speaking to Sputnik, Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, said the Donald Trump administration had not provided Congress with accurate evidence of the threat posed by US Secretary of State and diplomats to security in other countries.
The government has sent a report to Congress, citing legal and political reasons, over the missile attack that killed President Qassem Suleimani. The report directly contradicts the president’s false claims that he attacked Iran in order to prevent the direct threat of attack on American citizens and US embassies.
According to Engel, the report makes no immediate threat and shows that the president’s justification for the Americans was clearly inaccurate.
Congress is convinced that the US government’s decision to eliminate Suleimani raised tensions in relations with Iran and put us at risk of war with Iran, which the Americans did not want and that Congress did not approve.
He expressed hope that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could clarify the Trump administration’s policies on Iran and Iraq at future sessions of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on February 28.
It is noteworthy that in the wake of tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United States targeted and assassinated Commander Qassim Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, along with Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy chief of the Iraqi al-Shaba’i organization near Baghdad Airport. Kurdish. Iran also launched missile strikes on two US military bases in Iraq on January 8 in an operation called “Martyr Soleimani” to avenge the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force.