Trump Vetoes Bill To Pull U.S. Troops From Yemen

Trump vetoes bill to end US military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Trump vetoes bill to end US military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

'From a president elected on the promise of putting a stop to our endless wars, this veto is a painful missed opportunity, ' California Congressman Ro Khanna said in a statement.

Donald Trump described the resolution as an unnecessary and unsafe attempt to weaken his constitutional authorities.

This is the second veto of Trump's presidency.

The resolution's approval in both the House of Representatives and the Senate had been seen as a historic milestone already, as it was the first time that a bill invoking the 1973 War Powers Resolution reached the president's desk. "In addition, the conflict in Yemen represents a "cheap" and affordable way for Iran to cause trouble for the United States and for our ally, Saudi Arabia".

U.S. senators have accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the murder of Mr Khashoggi, but Saudi prosecutors have insisted it was a "rogue operation" and that the agents were not acting on his orders.

Mr. Trump vetoed the measure Tuesday.

The president called the resolution "dangerous".

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At the same time, Trump continues to want to keep strong ties with Saudi Arabia and does not share the view of Congress that the kingdom needs to be punished for the killing of Khashoggi, aides said.

"Coalition continues to work without interruption to support peace through United Nations led Stockholm Agreement & its commitment to the humanitarian & political dimensions of the Yemen crisis unshakable".

These countries "have been subject to Huthi attacks from Yemen", he said, referring to drone and missile strikes the Saudi-led coalition has either claimed were intercepted or denied altogether. "Yet the President has cynically chosen to contravene a bipartisan, bicameral vote of the Congress & perpetuate America's shameful involvement in this heartbreaking crisis".

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement that the veto was "part of an alarming pattern of Trump turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's actions that fly in the face of American values" and accused the administration of "deference to Saudi Arabia at the expense of American security interests".

The top Republican on the committee, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, acknowledged the dire situation in Yemen for civilians, but spoke out in opposition to the bill.

Backers of the measure said the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen had made the humanitarian crisis worse, harshly criticizing Riyadh for killing civilians. "It sets back the hopes for respite for the Yemeni people, and leaves the US upholding a failed strategy". It also represented the latest instance of Congress's challenging Trump's decisions as commander in chief.

The president issued his first veto of legislation out of Congress in March when they voted to block his declaration of a national emergency on the border.

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