Iran, Libya — and Canada? U.S. senators blast Trump’s use of national-security justification for trade war

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iran under Ayatollah Khomeini, Ghadaffi’s Libya and, now, Canada.

All have had exports to the U.S. targeted by an obscure national-security trade penalty, U.S. Sen. Todd Young noted Thursday as both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate foreign-relations committee slammed President Donald Trump’s confrontational trade policy.

At a committee hearing with administration officials and business leaders, members repeatedly questioned the notion that Canada poses a risk...

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