US Senate approves resolution to end military involvement in Yemen

Defying President Donald Trump US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

The War Powers Resolution was passed with a final vote count of 54 to 46 with seven Republicans voting with the Democrats, CNN reported.

In this way, the USA only "prolongs the conflict and the humanitarian crisis", he said. The resolution requires the president to withdraw any U-S troops in or affecting Yemen within 30 days.

Lawmakers from both parties are not only opposed to the bloodshed in Yemen, but also upset over what they see as Trump's tepid response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

Now, the US provides logistics intelligence support, which officials say chiefly helps limit civilian casualties.

Either way, USA support for the Saudi/UAE war in Yemen will end, and changes are coming to the way in which US foreign policy is debated, enacted, and conducted.

"Our focus should be on ending the war in Yemen responsibly", he said.

He also said it could hurt the anti-al Qaeda effort still underway on the Arabian Peninsula. Some Senate Republicans this week plan to vote again Trump's emergency declaration, congressional Republicans backed Trump off a withdrawal of US troops from Syria last month, and the House passed a resolution in January to bar a USA exit from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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It now goes to the Democratic-controlled House, where its expected passage would mark the first time Congress has successfully used the 1973 War Powers Act to try to curtail a foreign military intervention.

The rivals Houthis - who are at war with the internationally recognized government and its backers from the Saudi-led coalition - hailed the Senate step, saying that US support has "prolonged the conflict". President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the motion, claiming that the resolution would undermine the fight against extremism.

"Most of the advocacy around this war in the USA has focused on what we want the U.S.to stop doing - refuelling, selling arms, blocking Security Council actions, etc. ..."

They argue that U.S. logistical support for the Saudis makes Washington a belligerent party in the conflict. He claimed that didn't meet the threshold of hostilities required to trigger the law.

"We need to stay engaged (in Yemen) with the limited engagement we've had", Risch said.

The vote on the war powers resolution will be the second within four months in the Senate. A handful of Republicans back then offered their support for the measure-or at least wouldn't block it from moving to a floor vote-because of their disgust with MbS and with the Trump administration for defending the Saudis and refusing to enact meaningful consequences for Khashoggi's murder.

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