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Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

AFP  |  Washington 

The US Senate dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke of Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in

By a 54 to 46 tally, lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved on Wednesday a historic curtailment of presidential war powers, citing congressional authority under the decades-old War Powers Resolution to direct Trump "to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of "

The text now heads to the Democrat-led House of Representatives, which approved a similar measure that stalled earlier this year, and which is likely to pass the latest effort. The has threatened a veto.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 04:44 IST
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