美国参议院将重审核武器使用授权

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月10日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

参议员科克尔曾多次与同属共和党籍的川普总统发生口角
参议员科克尔曾多次与同属共和党籍的川普总统发生口角

美国国会参议院外交关系委员会主席科克尔(Bob Corker)宣布,他下周会召开听证会,审议总统下令使用核武器的权限。

科克尔说,参议院正在审议总统下令使用核武器的权力以及相关程序。他说,自从1976以来,参议院从来没有重新审议这个问题,有关讨论早就应该开始了。

川普总统今年8月警告说,如果继续推进核武器项目,朝鲜可能会面临这个世界从未见过的“战争怒火”。他的这番话引起了国会议员们就谁能授权使用核武器的一场辩论。
科克尔已经宣布2018年不会竞选连任参议员。过去一个月里,他公开与川普总统发生言语冲突。

Corker to Hold Hearing on President’s Authority Over Nuclear Arsenal

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker has announced he will hold a hearing next week on the president’s “authority to use nuclear weapons.”

Corker said the hearing is a part of the Senate’s examination of “the authority and process for using U.S. nuclear weapons.” He said Congress has not revisited the issue since 1976 and a “discussion is long overdue.”

“A number of members both on and off our committee have raised questions about the authorities of the legislative and executive branches with respect to war making, the use of nuclear weapons, and conducting foreign policy overall,” Corker said in a statement.

The debate over who should have the power to authorize the use of nuclear weapons has been reignited in Congress after President Donald Trump warned in August that North Korea could face “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continues to advance its nuclear program.

Corker, who has announced he will not run for re-election in 2018, has publicly clashed with President Donald Trump several time over the last month.