House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that she has gained the permission of Iranian authorities to travel to the country to initiate peace talks.
“Iran is in war with Trump, and we need to stop it before it extends to all Americans”, Pelosi said as she claims her trip will save innocent Americans from paying the prize for what President Trump has caused.
The current long-time Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has also confirmed the meeting which is expected to be attended by other world leaders including Iraqi President Barham Salih, who is reported to chair the meeting.
This development comes just when Pelosi announced the House would vote soon on a war powers resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s military actions after he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general last week, escalating tensions with Tehran.
“Last week, the Trump administration conducted a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials,” Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues Sunday. “This action endangered our service members, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran.”
“As members of Congress, our first responsibility is to keep the American people safe,” she continued. “For this reason, we are concerned that the administration took this action without the consultation of Congress and without respect for Congress’s war powers granted to it by the Constitution.”
Last week, Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and other officials near the Baghdad airport. Soleimani’s death came days after rioters sought to storm the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad and a U.S. contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base in Kirkuk.
Iran and its allies vowed to retaliate for the general’s death, and Trump has since escalated his language in response. The upcoming of world leaders which Pelosi is representing the United States is expected to reduce tensions.