A group of US senators have brought a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) bill that would limit President Donald Trump’s authority to attack other countries, days after he ordered a missile attack on Syria.
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the threats by Western states to launch an aggression on Syria and their maneuvers, misdirection, lies, and terrorism will not dissuade Syria from preserving its sovereignty and territorial integrity and from confronting any aggression regardless of its source, adding that Syria will not allow any of the permanent or non-permanent member states to do in Syria what they have done in Iraq or Libya, IRNA wrote.
The Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman says the recent decisions by the United States to cut direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority in meeting its recurrent expenditure and delivery of public services and additional US military aid to Israel ate “equivalent to a declaration of war on the Palestinian people.”
Cooperation between Iran and Saudi Arabia to bring an end to the war in Yemen could well serve as potential breakthrough for improving bilateral relations, says Hossein Mousavian a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University.
Separatists sent reinforcements to Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday as fighting continued with Saudi-allied militants loyal to the former Yemeni government, a day after the secessionists, who are backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), seized public buildings.