[Washington, 16th Reuters]-US lawmakers accused Iran of attacking an oil facility in Saudi Arabia. However, they have expressed concern about military action.
President Trump said on the 15th that the attack was underway, and the US was ready for war.
Iran denies the US view that the country is behind the attack and says it is ready for a “full-scale war”.
US Republican Senator McConnell accuses the attack of having a major impact on the global energy market. President Trump welcomed the action taken to release US strategic oil reserves as needed.
McConnell said in the Senate, “I hope international partners will join our efforts to make Iran responsible for reckless and market destabilizing attacks.”
However, many lawmakers stress that the power to declare war is in the parliament, not the president. Warns against early military action.
Senator Diplomatic Commissioner Chris Murphy (Democratic Party) pointed out that the United States has long been wary of being involved in conflicts between Middle Eastern countries. Mentioned that the United States and Saudi Arabia have not signed a defense treaty.
The committee's chairman Jim Rish (Republican) warned that Iran would retaliate if it attacked the US military.
A member of the committee, Rand Paul (Republican), warned in an interview with CNN that attacking Iran would “unnecessarily escalate” the situation.