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Trump: Notice To Congress Is ‘Not Required’ To Attack Iran In ‘Disproportionate Manner’

On Sunday, President Donald Trump sent off a tweet threatening a “disproportionate” military response to Iran if Tehran retaliates against the U.S. over the killing of the country’s top military commander. Trump also claimed that he doesn’t need to notify Congress to carry out such action.

“These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner,” Trump tweeted.

“Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!” he added in his tweet.

Trump’s tweets cane after he decided last week to kill Soleimani. The decision has been questioned by many Democrats who claim Trump and his administration have not fully answered why the attack was necessary on that day.

The Trump administration has defended the move, and administration officials claim that it made the U.S. safer, as they say Soleimani was planning attacks against the U.S. But critics of the plan question whether the administration has thought through all the consequences and warn that the U.S. is now closer to war with Iran.

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