US Congress votes to end US military assistance to War on Yemen

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2019-04-05 | Since 1 Year

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The US Congress on Thursday approved a resolution to end US military support for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in the war on Yemen for more than four years, a new step against President Trump's continuing support for the Saudi kingdom.

The House voted 247 to 175 to send the resolution to the president’s desk, where it is likely to be met with a veto. Sixteen Republicans broke ranks and joined Democrats in the effort. The Senate passed the resolution last month, with seven Republicans voting in favor of it.

Earlier, the House of Representatives adopted a similar text on February 13, with a majority of 248 votes in favor of it, against 177 votes.

The Republican-led Senate voted on March 14 Wednesday to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen ongoing for four years.

The senators voted 54 to 46 in the 100-member council for the bill, which seeks to prevent the US military from participating in the conflict, including support for Saudi air strikes on targeting without congressional authorization.

The United States Army have provided logistical and intelligence support to the Saudi-led Arab military coailtion in Yemen since late March 2015 in the war against the Iranian-backed Houthis, including Aerial refueling, before Riyadh and Washington announced a halt to refueling last November.

The United States is also launching air strikes by drons on al-Qaeda and ISIS elements in the poor country.

The administration of US President Donald Trump has announced that it will use its veto against an attempt in Congress to end US military support for Saudi Arabia and its coalition.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthis seen as proxy for Iran in the Arab Peninsula country.

The conflict has left hundreds of thousands killed or injured and 3 million displaced, pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis,according to the UN, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 8.4 million people unsure how to get next meal, and some 2 million children suffering severe shortage of nutrition.

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