US Senate Defies Trump with Double Vote on Saudi Arabia
US Senate Defies Trump with Double Vote on Saudi Arabia. The US Senate bullied by the Republicans wants an end to the military support that Saudi Arabia receives from the US in the conflict in Yemen.
The parliament’s higher house also voted for a declaration in which the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is held liable for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The resolution on the conflict in Yemen endured the support of 56 of the 100 senators, including numerous party members of President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives must also acknowledge the decision, but the question is whether this will happen this year.
President Donald Trump has earlier insisted on the significance of the alliance between the US and Saudi Arabia. He bickered that it is unclear whether crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler, is behind the killing of Khashoggi.