Defying President Donald Trump, US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen7Photo© thequint.com

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

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The US Senate, defying President Donald Trump’s alliance with Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh and his foreign policy, on Wednesday voted to end the country’s support for Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in Yemen. The country provides weapons and refueling to the Saudi coalition.

The lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber voted with a 54 to 46 majority, thus approving the presidential war powers which direct President Trump “to remove the United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen” within 30 days.

The seven Republicans who defied the President aligned with the Democrats.

The White House, calling the move “flawed”, threatened a veto and said it would harm the bilateral relations between the two countries and hurt Washington’s ability to fight extremism.

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