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On February 17, 2012 the United States Congress declared war upon the Islamic Republic of Iran; on February 17, Presdient Barack Obama had asked a special joint session of Congress for this declaration.

US Declaration of War against Iran
Text of Declaration

The Islamic Government of Iran has committed repeated acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of war between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has thus been thrust upon the United States, is hereby formally declared; and
That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Islamic Government of Iran; and to bring the conflict to a successful termination all the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.


In the Senate, the resolution passed 100 to 0.
In the House, the declaration passed 425 to 10.