US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has sent a message to US President Donald Trump after Iran began its attacks on America troops on Wednesday.
Pelosi warned that America and the world cannot afford war following the events in Iraq.
More than a dozens rockets were fired at two Iraqi military bases hosting US troops on Wednesday.
The attacks are following assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday. Iran had vowed severe retailiation.
The rockets fired at the Ain al-Asad base in Anbar province and a base in Erbil came amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.
“Closely monitoring the situation following bombings targeting U.S. troops in Iraq,” Pelosi tweeted.
“We must ensure the safety of our servicemembers, including ending needless provocations from the Administration and demanding that Iran cease its violence. America & world cannot afford war.”
Pelosi had earlier announced that the House Democrats are preparing to vote later this week on a War Powers Resolution which is aimed at limiting Trump’s actions in Iran.