03-01-2020 | 03:20
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said that the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force, raised the risk of escalation in the region.[size]
She expressed concern about this, and demanded that the US administration inform the Congress of the current situation.
Pelosi added in a written statement: "We cannot put the lives of American military personnel at greater risk through provocative and disproportionate actions. Today's air raid raises the risk of provoking a dangerous further escalation of violence. America and the whole world cannot allow the escalation of tension to arrive." To the point of no return. "
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives said: "The administration carried out the attacks today in Iraq ... without the permission of (Congress) to use military force against Iran. In addition, these measures were taken without consulting the Congress."
Pelosi concluded her statement by saying: "We must inform the Congress of this serious situation and the next steps being considered by the administration, including the significant increase in the number of additional forces being sent to the region."
Qasim Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi, the leading engineer of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization, were assassinated at dawn today, Friday, in a US air strike targeting their car on the Baghdad airport road.