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Trump’s Veto on Yemen War Sets Stage for Continued Stalemate, Analysts Say

Trump’s Veto on Yemen War Sets Stage for Continued Stalemate, Analysts Say by Missy Ryan and Karoun Demirjian – Washington Post

President Trump’s veto of legislation designed to disentangle the United States from a punishing war in Yemen sets the stage for a continued stalemate in the conflict, former officials and analysts said, with civilians likely to pay the highest price.

 

The president, in his second veto since taking office, depicted the unprecedented effort by lawmakers to use war-powers authorities to end military support to Saudi Arabia and an allied coalition as an “unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.”

 

The move sought to check a bipartisan groundswell of frustration with the U.S. role in a war that has produced the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis and, lawmakers from both parties say, made the United States complicit in civilian deaths.

 

U.N. negotiators have struggled to break an extended impasse between Houthi rebels, who have received military support from Iran, and local forces loyal to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates…

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