House Passes Resolution Opening Possibility of Conflict With Iran

House Passes Resolution Opening Possibility of Conflict With Iran

( – Over the last few weeks, multiple reports have accused Iran of funding the Hamas attack on Israel. President Joe Biden’s administration has said there’s no evidence of the government’s involvement. However, multiple military bases overseas housing US personnel have been attacked by Iranian-backed terrorist forces since the events on October 7. Republicans in Congress have now passed a resolution targeting the Middle Eastern country.

On November 1, House Resolution 559, introduced by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), passed on the House floor by a vote of 354 to 53, with 25 members abstaining. The vote was taken under a procedure known as “suspension of the rules” and needed to pass by a two-thirds majority, which it did.

The resolution declares the new US policy is that it should never allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. According to the resolution, the Middle Eastern country has continued to stockpile and enrich uranium in its efforts to do precisely that. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran is enriching uranium to 60% purity, and the agency’s investigators found particles at a nuclear facility that were enriched to 83.7%. For use in weapons, uranium needs to be enriched to 90%.

Resolution 559 goes on to reiterate that Iran “must not be able to obtain a nuclear weapon under any circumstances or conditions.” It also declares the US will support and recognize the actions of its allies and partners to stop the Iranian government from getting a nuke — using “all means necessary.”

In a statement, Stefanik slammed President Joe Biden for attempting to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, like the one former President Donald Trump pulled the US out of when he took office in 2017. She accused the Iranian government of funding Hamas while it tried to destroy the US’ “greatest ally, Israel,” and says that it’s now more important than ever to make sure Iran can’t obtain a nuclear weapon. Finally, she said America must “support the use of all means available” to do so.

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