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Rand Paul on Iran: ‘I’m Really Proud of President Trump for Showing Restraint’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded President Donald Trump’s decision not to launch a retaliatory strike against Iran in the wake of incidents in the Middle East that include alleged interference in international shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf and the downing of a U.S. unmanned aircraft. Paul described Trump as a “statesman” given he showed restraint under those conditions. “You know, I’m really proud of President Trump for showing restraint,” he said. “It really takes a statesman to show restraint amidst a chorus…

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Pompeo Arrives in Middle East to Build ‘Global Coalition’ Against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Middle East this week to build a “global coalition” against Iran amid intensified tensions between Washington and Tehran. The likelihood of a military confrontation between Iran and the United States has increased in recent days, notably after Iranian troops shot down an American drone last week. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has also accused Iran of sabotaging oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. In response, President Trump has slapped additional punishing economic restrictions on Iran as part of his administration’s maximum…

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Trump: I Don’t Need Congressional Approval Before Striking Iran

During a portion of an interview with Hill.TV released on Monday, President Trump said he doesn’t need approval from Congress before launching strikes against Iran. Trump said, “I like the idea of keeping Congress abreast, but I wouldn’t have to do that.” Trump also responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) assertion that he needs Congressional approval by stating, “I disagree. … I do like keeping them abreast, but I don’t have to do it legally.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/gMp3auLjYTI/

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