US President Donald Trump has inserted its Veto against a Resolution of the Congress, which should put the US assistance to the military operation in Yemen, under the leadership of Saudi Arabia.

In the two chambers of Parliament of the decision adopted at the Trump had been instructed all the forces to the support of the controversial Operation within 30 days of the withdraw. On Tuesday evening (local time) Trump but I have to say that it has been vetoed by the initial second of his term in office. The Resolution was an unnecessary and dangerous attempt to weaken its constitutional powers, said of the Republicans. The decision would endanger the lives of American citizens and soldiers, he added.

The independent Senator Bernie Sanders, a driving force behind the Resolution, called trump’s decision was disappointing, but not surprising. He announced, in his efforts, not slacking. “The people in Yemen are in need of urgent humanitarian aid, not more bombs,” said the Senator, who is vying for the presidential nomination of the Democrats. to override

in order To trump a Veto, would be in both Congress chambers, respectively, a two-thirds majority is necessary, which is likely hard to achieve – even if in the Senate, some Republicans voted with the Democrats, and so the necessary majority had made sure of that.

The United States supports the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, with intelligence information for the identification of target data. The Congress found fault with his decision that the US would use armed forces in the framework of the Operation without the approval of Parliament. The Resolution does not expressly said the Refueling of American aircraft in the air, flying for the coalition in Yemen. This practice had stopped in the U.S. in last autumn.

In Yemen, Houthi rebels have been fighting for more than four years against the supporters of the internationally recognized government. Their troops are supported by Saudi-led coalition air attacks. The Sunni Royal family in Saudi Arabia in the rebels, a close ally of his arch-enemy, Shiite Iran. Saudi Arabia is accused, in the military respect of the protection of civilians in attacks, enough to take.

The Resolution of the American Parliament was a clear political signal against trump’s support for Saudi Arabia and a rare Signal of Unity between the Democrats and Divide the Republicans. The US support for the coalition in Yemen is also under Trumps Conservative and controversial, the majority in the Senate. Seven Republican senators had voted in March together with the Democrats.

The house of representatives is dominated by Democrats. Here, too, more than a dozen Republicans voted with the Democrats. A two-thirds majority, received the Resolution but in none of the two chambers. Therefore, it is unlikely that Congress would override the Veto of the President.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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