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Trump Rejects Bill To End US Role In Yemen War

United States President, Donald Trump, has cast off a bill passed by Congress to stop support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Yemen has been troubled by a conflict that intensified in March 2015, when the rebel Houthi movement seized control of much of the west of the country and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad.

Opposition in Congress to his policy on Yemen grew last year after Saudi agents killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Trump in a veto message said, “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future”.

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However, the UN says at least 7,000 civilians have been killed in the country, with 65% of the deaths attributed to air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

(BBC)

 

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