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Senate Approves Resolution to End U.S. Military’s Role in Saudi-led War Effort in Yemen

Senate Approves Resolution to End U.S. Military’s Role in Saudi-led War Effort in Yemen by Claudia Grisales - Stars & Stripes

The Senate on Thursday approved legislation to end the U.S. military’s support of the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen, dealing a blow to the White House and a longtime strategic ally in the Middle East.

Senators voted 56 to 41 to approve a resolution to stop support for Saudi Arabia in the wake of the gruesome murder of a journalist, a souring alliance with the country and a civil war that is pushing Yemen to the brink of famine.

The Senate also approved a resolution condemning the country’s crown prince.

Supporters said the Yemen resolution delivers the upper chamber’s firmest rebuke of Saudi Arabia in the history of its relationship with the United States and marks the first time that the Senate has voted to end what they called an unauthorized war. The resolution also escalates pressure on President Donald Trump’s administration…

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