Democrats grills Trump official on Iran: ‘Does the president have the power to declare war?’

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Published on 20 Jun 2019, 6:48
The US state department's expert on Iran, Brian Hook, is on the receiving end of a series of questions by Democrats, who ask how the Trump administration views its powers to declare war. Hook stresses that the administration is pursuing diplomacy with Iran. 'No one should be uncertain about our desire for peace,' he tells a House foreign affairs subcommittee. Tensions between Iran and the United States have been rising following a series of attacks in the Gulf that Washington has blamed on Tehran
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