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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after voting for the Udall-Kaine amendment to prohibit President Trump from taking military action against Iran without congressional authority:

“It’s disappointing that while a majority of the senators present cast their votes to reclaim our constitutional prerogative and block an unauthorized attack on Iran, the amendment failed today. I hope that Iran does not interpret this vote as a further step in the escalation of tensions between our nations.

“The administration’s bellicose approach toward Iran has failed to produce any tangible results. Iran’s response, by shooting down an American drone, attacking oil tankers and getting closer to violating its obligations under the nuclear agreement, is also unproductive and dangerous. And leaders on both sides are guilty of trading unnecessary insults that harden each other’s resolve.

“War with Iran is in nobody’s interest. It’s time for the administration to take a different tact by dropping its hostile rhetoric and engage in immediate diplomacy.”