The main leaders of the Democratic Party have demanded information about the bombing carried out by US forces on the Baghdad airport, the Iraqi capital, where the head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, died.
The unexpected decision of the president, Donald Trump, to “eliminate” Soleimani, one of the most influential figures in the Middle East, has raised controversy around the world and placed international politics at the center of the debates for the trial. politician (‘impeachment’) that Trump will face in the Senate.
In a letter sent to the leader on Monday, the leader of the Democratic minority in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer, and Senator Robert Menendez, have said that Trump “lacks legitimate justification” to classify the reasons for the attack ordered by the administration.
“It is essential that national security issues of this importance be shared with the American people at the appropriate time,” the senators said in the letter, according to information from Voice of America.
The president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, has announced that the agency will vote in the coming days a resolution to “limit” the military actions of the president against Iran.
Pelosi said in a statement published on the website of the Presidency of the House of Representatives that the bombing that killed the prominent Iranian general in Iraq last week was “provocative” and “disproportionate.”
“This action endangered our military, diplomats and others by posing a risk of serious aggravation of tensions with Iran,” he said, before stressing that “as members of Congress, the main responsibility is to keep Americans safe.” .
In a series of ‘tweets’ released this Monday, Trump has criticized the attitude of Democrats for focusing on dismissing him despite “the amount of important issues that remain pending” in US politics.
The Republicans, for their part, have used the attack on Soleimani to defend Trump and his determination in dealing with enemies at a time when, as they denounce, the Democrats only try to get him out of the House White.