The US Congress Democratic Senator Edward Markey and Rep. Ted Liu introduced a bill that prohibits the holding of the first nuclear strike by the President without a declaration of war by Congress, Interfax reports.
"This law will prohibit the President to apply the first nuclear attack without a declaration of war by Congress," reads the statement one of the authors of the bill Stamps.
The document emphasizes that "the right to strike first” became the most important problem and even more urgent than ever as President Donald Trump has the right to start a nuclear war at any moment.
"During the crisis with the other nuclear country this policy dramatically increases the risk of an inadvertent nuclear escalation. Neither Trump, nor any other president should be allowed to use nuclear weapons except in response to a nuclear attack", Markey says.
As noted in his statement, Trump expressed assumption considering the possible beginning of a nuclear attack against the terrorists.
"Congress must act to preserve global stability by limiting the circumstances under which the US will be the first country to use nuclear weapons", said Rep. Liu.