B-52s fly over Middle East in threat to Iran as Biden 'could lose military executive power' amid escalating tension

A pair of B-52 flew over the Middle East in threat to Iran as Biden "could lose military executive power" amid escalating tension.

The flight by the two heavy bombers on Sunday aimed as a warning to Iran amid tensions between Washington and Tehran.


Meanwhile, lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to limit Biden's presidential war powers after some frustration over the airstrike in Syria on February 25 that was directed at militant forces backed by Iran that had attacked Americans in Iraq.

According to the U.S. military's Central Command the two B-52s were accompanied by military aircraft from nations including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

It marked the fourth-such bomber deployment into the Middle East this year and the second under President Joe Biden.

Flight-tracking data showed the two B-52s flew out of Minot Air Base in North Dakota, something Central Command did not mention in its statement on the flights though authorities later published images of the flight crew preparing its departure there.

The military did not directly mention Iran in its statement, saying the flight was to deter aggression and reassure partners and allies of the U.S. militarys commitment to security in the region.

However, such flights had become common in the last months of former President Donald Trumps administration.


Trumps 2018 decision to unilaterally withdraw from Irans nuclear deal with world powers sparked a series of escalating incidents in the region.

Biden has expressed a desire to return to the deal if Iran honors the deals limits on its nuclear program.

However, tensions remain high after militias in Iraq likely backed by Iran continue to target American interests.

A bipartisan legislation was introduced by United States senators to  strip Biden'sability to launch military attacks as he has been accused of "stretching his war powers."

The measure to take away Biden's war powers was led by Kain and Republican Senator Todd Young.

Senator Tim Kaine, said in a statement on Wednesday that the Syria airstrikes "show that the Executive Branch, regardless of party, will continue to stretch its war powers."

"Congress has a responsibility to not only vote to authorize new military action, but to repeal old authorizations that are no longer necessary,” he stated.

The Senators' move comes after Biden ordered his first military operation with an airstrike in Syria in the wake of rocket attacks by fanatics on American targets in neighboring Iraq.

Biden almost launched a second airstrike on Syria last week but refrained after learning that children were in the target zone.

Biden has also signed a new executive order expanding voting access rights to mark the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."

"Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have it counted," Biden said in his remarks to Sunday’s Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast.

"If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let the people vote."

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