"The U.S. is not obligated to fight Saudi Arabia's wars and we urge Trump to discard his repeated willingness to cede U.S. policy to other nations."
—Jamal Abdi, National Iranian American Council
Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), said in a statement that allowing the Saudis to dictate U.S. foreign policy heightens the risk of "triggering a regional war more catastrophic than the 2003 invasion of Iraq."
"The U.S. is not obligated to fight Saudi Arabia's wars," said Abdi, "and we urge Trump to discard his repeated willingness to cede U.S. policy to other nations."
NIAC's Abdi slammed Trump for threatening military action on Saudi Arabia's behalf even "before the facts have become clear."
Congress has voted multiple times to end US involvement in the war on Yemen. Now that war may suck the US into all out regional war with Iran and, instead of going to Congress or making his case to the American people, Trump is asking the Kingdom for instructions.
— Jamal Abdi (@jabdi) September 16, 2019
Congress has the Constitutional power to declare war.
Not the President.
Not the Secretary of State .
And DEFINITELY not Saudi Arabia.
This President lies about everything from weather maps and crowd sizes. There is no reason we should take his word on justifications for war. https://t.co/isE3RvLMpI
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 16, 2019