Trump Vetoes Iran War-Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
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President Donald Trump, shown here during a meeting with Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, in the Oval Office, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed legislation passed by both houses of Congress to limit a president’s ability to wage war against Iran, as Trump wages a campaign of maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic.

“This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on November 3 by dividing the Republican Party,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House. “The few Republicans who voted for it played right into their hands.”