Democrats seek to limit President Donald Trump's military actions on Iran

Nancy Pelosi announces resolution to re-establish Congress oversight after Qassem Suleimani killing

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 18, 2019 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference after the House passed Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. House speaker Nancy Pelosi said December 23, 2019 that she is not yet ready to name her team for President Donald Trump's trial in the US Senate on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. / AFP / SAUL LOEB
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The US House of Representatives will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit President Donald Trump's military actions regarding Iran, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

"This resolution is similar to the resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine in the Senate," Ms Pelosi said in a statement late on Sunday.

"It reasserts Congress's long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further congressional action is taken, the administration's military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days."

The resolution is likely to win approval in the Democratic-led House, but prospects for passage are less certain in the Senate, which is controlled by Mr Trump's fellow Republicans, many of whom have said they support the president's action on Iran.

Iraq's parliament called for US and other foreign troops to leave as the backlash against the US killing on Friday of a top Iranian general grew, and Mr Trump repeated threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates.

Mr Trump also threatened sanctions against Iraq and said that if US troops were required to leave, Iraq's government would have to pay Washington for the cost of a "very extraordinarily expensive" air base there.