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Resolution passed to end US role in Saudi war in Yemen

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The on Wednesday voted a resolution to stop US military support in the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, in a vote widely seen as an unprecedented rebuke of Donald Trump's policy on the

The War Powers Resolution was passed with a final vote count of 54 to 46 with seven Republicans voting with the Democrats, reported.

The measure will now go to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to be passed before it goes to Trump. However, the vote puts on a collision course with the US President, who is expected to veto the resolution.

Supporters of the measure, on the one hand, said that the US should not be involved in the conflict "without explicit permission" from Opponents, on the other hand, argued that the US does not have "boots on the ground" and is offering noncombat technical assistance to its ally Saudi Arabia, according to

Supporters made it clear that their votes were also aimed at expressing their frustrations with Trump's continued support for Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman, who has been accused of orchestrating the murder of in in October last year.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 07:33 IST