UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The decision is contrary to the position of President Donald Trump.
The US Senate approved a measure that would put an end to Washington’s military assistance in a war led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. The senators again accused the Trump administration of supporting the kingdom.
The resolution, which is now being sent to the House of Representatives, should prohibit the United States from taking part in the military conflict in Yemen and support the Saudis, if such measures are not allowed by Congress.
The vote, which was held with the support of all 47 Senate democrats and seven Republicans, is the last sign of growing discontent in Congress because of the support of Trump Saudi Arabia.
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post journalist, by Saudi agents last year gave rise to growing skepticism about Saudi Arabia on Capitol Hill.
US intelligence agencies concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the murder of a journalist.
“This is a direct response to the murder of Khashoggi,” Senator Chris Murphy, one of the co-authors of the resolution, commented on the results of the vote. “By completing our participation in this war, we clearly state that we no longer trust this regime.”
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