Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 25/09/2018 09:19 
21.03.2018 07:58 News >> Senate Rejects Resolution To End US Role İn Yemen

Senate Rejects Resolution To End US Role İn Yemen

Lawmakers oppose proposal seeking to terminate U.S. military assistance to Saudis to avoid souring relations.

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected a resolution that sought to terminate Washington's support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen.

The Senate voted 55-44 against the resolution, which was introduced three weeks ago by Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Senators Mike Lee and Chris Murphy to end American military assistance in the Saudi-led coalition's campaign against Houthi rebels.

Sanders had argued that U.S. participation in the Yemeni campaign has never been explicitly authorized by Congress as required by law.

Thousands of Yemeni civilians have died and millions have been displaced due to the Saudi-led coalition's attacks.

"No provision of law explicitly authorizes the provision of targeting assistance or of midair refueling services to warplanes of Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates that are engaged in such conflict," he added.

The bipartisan resolution was the latest congressional attempt to check the presidential exercise of military force abroad.

Such missions are constitutionally required to receive congressional approval and successive wars have been fought under what critics call dubious authorizations.

Yemen is the latest such example where U.S. forces provide logistical and intelligence support to a Saudi-led coalition of largely Gulf nations fighting to oust Houthi rebels from what was already the Arab world's poorest nation before the conflict began.

Pressure has mounted as Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe has worsened over the course of the three-year campaign.

But Senate leaders along with Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker opposed the proposal because it would damage the U.S. partnership with the Saudis.

The Senate's rejection means the controversial policy will continue.

The move came after President Donald Trump met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House earlier in the day. -



        Latest News
Turkey's President Meets Japanese, Iranian Leaders -21 minutes ago...
Closed door meetings come a day before Erdogan's address to General Assembly.
Koreans Will Never Forget Turkey: Envoy 9 minutes ago...
South Korea’s ambassador to Turkey visits northeastern Artvin province.
Aid Should Focus On Development: Turkey's First Lady -6 minutes ago...
Turkey’s vision of humanitarian aid is not about aid packages or vulnerable people waiting in line, says Emine Erdogan.
Update 2 - Turkish President Meets Un Chief İn New York -36 minutes ago...
Closed door meeting comes day before Erdogan's address to General Assembly.
Us, South Korea Sign Updated Free Trade Pact -36 minutes ago...
'It's a very big deal. This is a great day for the United States and a great day for South Korea,' says Donald Trump.

 
      Top News
Fenerbahce, Besiktas Share Points İn Derby Match Fenerbahce, Besiktas Share Points İn Derby Match
2 Sentenced To Die For 'Terror Attack' İn Iraq's Anbar 2 Sentenced To Die For 'Terror Attack' İn Iraq's Anbar
Turkey Fm: Mediterranean A Cemetery For Hopeless Turkey Fm: Mediterranean A Cemetery For Hopeless
Turkish Folk Singer Neset Ertas Etched İn Hearts Turkish Folk Singer Neset Ertas Etched İn Hearts
6 Daesh Terrorists Killed By Airstrike İn Iraq's Diyala 6 Daesh Terrorists Killed By Airstrike İn Iraq's Diyala
Erdogan: Opposition Must Be Part Of Syrian Solution Erdogan: Opposition Must Be Part Of Syrian Solution
Teen Killed, 6 Wounded During Protest İn Nicaragua Teen Killed, 6 Wounded During Protest İn Nicaragua
Football: Akhisarspor Stuns Galatasaray İn League Match Football: Akhisarspor Stuns Galatasaray İn League Match
3-Cushion Billiards Junior Championship Ends İn Turkey 3-Cushion Billiards Junior Championship Ends İn Turkey
Corrects - Senior Mp: Erdogan To Meet German Ceos İn Berlin Corrects - Senior Mp: Erdogan To Meet German Ceos İn Berlin