AlJazeera.net, 19 January - A bipartisan group of politicians in the US House of Representatives is pushing for legislation to prohibit a
"The resolution makes crystal clear that no previous resolution passed by Congress authorises a
The resolution would have to be passed by the House and Senate and signed by George Bush, the
It would waive the congressional authorisation only if
So far, Jones' resolution has 11 co-sponsors in the 435-member House.
At the White House, Bush, asked whether there were any
USplans to take action against Iran, said: "I have made it clear that if they're moving weapons inside that will hurt the cause of democracy and more particularly hurt our soldiers, we'll take care of business there. Iraq
"We're not going to let them."
Martin Meehan, a Massachusetts Democrat, said that while he did not trust
Iranor its intentions in the Middle East, he also did not trust the White House.
Meehan said the resolution on
Iranwas needed because the Bush administration had "lied so many times" in the run-up to the USinvasion of in 2003. Iraq
Concerns about a
The legislation's backers said they hoped Democratic leaders in the House would advance their resolution in coming months, possibly as part of