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Trump vetoes resolution linked to US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

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President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bipartisan resolution that called for an end to U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.

Washington, April 17 : President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bipartisan resolution that called for an end to U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.

The Senate had passed a bipartisan resolution on 13 March in a 54-to-46 vote and the House voted on the resolution in early April, passing it with 247 votes to 175.
By invoking the War Powers Resolution, Congress voted to try to stop U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict.
To override the president’s veto, the resolution would a two-thirds majority, which it currently does not have in the deeply divided Congress.

“This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Trump said in a statement.

The resolution criticised Trump’s alliance with the Saudi forces in Yemen war where thousands of civilians were killed in a four year old conflict.

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