PressTV-US Senate defies Trump on Saudi war

The Republican-controlled US Senate is defying President Donald Trump’s pro-Saudi policies by advancing a bipartisan bid to end the country’s support for the war on Yemen amid tensions over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Although the White House had urged a “no” vote, American senators voted 63-37 Wednesday to consider ending Washington’s support for the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen.

The exact same measure failed on the chamber’s floor in a 55 to 44 vote in March.

Co-sponsored by Senators Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee and Chris Murphy, the bill would oblige Trump to cease support for the Saudi-led coalition via invoking the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (WPR).

Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to reporters at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 28, 2018.

A similar measure has to be taken in the House, where some Republican have shown opposition.

In a rare classified briefing ahead of the Senate vote, Secretary of…

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