Trump vetoes Congress resolution to withdraw the US of war in Yemen

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    Trump vetoes Congress resolution to withdraw the US of war in Yemen US President Donald J. Trump offers statements to the media during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (not shown), in the White House, Washington D.C (United States). EFE / Archive

    Washington, (EFEUSA). – The president, Donald Trump, vetoed today a resolution approved by the Congress so that the United States withdrew the military support that provides to Saudi Arabia in the war of Yemen.

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

    “The resolution,” said Trump, “is unnecessary because, beyond anti-terrorist operations against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State, the US does not participate in hostilities in Yemen.”

    The president emphasized that there are no US military “commanding, participating or accompanying” the Saudi coalition forces fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    It is the second time that Trump vetoes a measure of Congress in his more than two years in the White House after last month vetoed the Legislative resolution against the national emergency declared to build the border wall with Mexico.


    In the case of the resolution on Yemen, the House of Representatives approved the measure at the beginning of the month by 245 votes in favor against 175, while the Senate did the same week before by 54 affirmative votes and 46 negative ones.
    In both cases, the votes would be insufficient to reverse Trump’s veto, which would require margins of two-thirds.


    The Legislative resolution required Trump to end the military involvement of the United States in Yemen with the exception of anti-terrorist operations against al Qaeda.


    The measure won the support of most of the legislators after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 at the consulate of his country in Istanbul.
    Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents arriving from Riyadh, some close to the crown prince, Mohamed bin Salman, which generated a great international rejection.
    Trump, however, has defended Saudi Arabia as a great ally in the region and has opposed the killing of Khashoggi change relations between the two countries.


    The US-backed Arab coalition, which has admitted attacks in which dozens of civilians have been killed, entered the Yemen conflict in March 2015, when the war that caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the country intensified. world, according to the UN.Trump veto resolution of Congress to withdraw the US. of war in Yemen

    By clicking, counts the download Washington, Apr 16 (EFEUSA) .- The president, Donald Trump, vetoed today a resolution passed by Congress for the United States to withdraw the military support provided to Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen.


    “This resolution is a dangerous and unnecessary attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave soldiers, both today and in the future,” Trump said in vetoing the measure.
    “The resolution,” said Trump, “is unnecessary because, beyond anti-terrorist operations against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State, the US does not participate in hostilities in Yemen.”


    The president emphasized that there are no US military “commanding, participating or accompanying” the Saudi coalition forces fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
    It is the second time that Trump vetoes a measure of Congress in his more than two years in the White House after last month vetoed the Legislative resolution against the national emergency declared to build the border wall with Mexico.


    In the case of the resolution on Yemen, the House of Representatives approved the measure at the beginning of the month by 245 votes in favor against 175, while the Senate did the same week before by 54 affirmative votes and 46 negative ones.
    In both cases, the votes would be insufficient to reverse Trump’s veto, which would require margins of two-thirds.


    The Legislative resolution required Trump to end the military involvement of the United States in Yemen with the exception of anti-terrorist operations against al Qaeda.


    The measure won the support of most of the legislators after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 at the consulate of his country in Istanbul.
    Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents arriving from Riyadh, some close to the crown prince, Mohamed bin Salman, which generated a great international rejection.


    Trump, however, has defended Saudi Arabia as a great ally in the region and has opposed the killing of Khashoggi change relations between the two countries.


    The US-backed Arab coalition, which has admitted attacks in which dozens of civilians have been killed, entered the Yemen conflict in March 2015, when the war that caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the country intensified. world, according to the UN.

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