[size=36]Members of the US House of Representatives are presenting a draft resolution for an immediate halt to the Turkish military operation in Syria[/size]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US lawmakers presented a draft resolution to oppose President Donald Trump's decision to make way for Turkey to attack Kurdish fighters, highlighting dissatisfaction among Democrats and Republicans in both the US Congress over Trump's Syria policy.
The draft resolution, which expresses strong support for the Kurdish forces in Syria and recognizes its contribution in fighting the elements of "IS" Democratic Representative Elliott Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the US House of Representatives and Mike McCall, the largest Republican member of the committee, according to "Reuters."
The draft resolution also called on Turkey to immediately halt its military action in northeastern Syria and called on the United States to stand with Syrian Kurds affected by the violence.
The measure is non-binding but comes at a time of growing criticism of members of Congress for the administration.
Senators and lawmakers are also working on legislation that would impose harsh sanctions on Turkey and its leaders for its attack, which European Council President Donald Tusk warned on Friday that it was threatening a "humanitarian catastrophe".
On Wednesday, Turkey launched a military operation in northern Syria under the name of "spring of peace" and claimed that the aim of the operation is to eliminate what it called the "terrorist corridor" to be established near Turkey's southern border, referring to the Kurdish "YPG", which Ankara considers It is an arm of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and operates within the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against ISIS.