House Foreign Affairs chairman blasts Trump administration for report on Soleimani killing,

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday blasted the Trump administration for claiming in a new report that it had authority to order the controversial killing last month of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq under Congress’ authorization in 2002 for the use of military force against Iraq.

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the committee’s chairman, argued that the administration’s new report to Congress about the Jan. 3 attack on Soleimani “directly contradicts the President’s false assertion that he attacked Iran to prevent an imminent attack against United States personnel and embassies.”

“The administration’s explanation in this report makes no mention of any imminent threat and shows that the justification the President offered to the American people was false, plain and simple,” said Engel in a prepared statement. Läs artikel