Lawmakers in the US voted for the campaign in Yemen

Конгрессмены в США проголосовали за прекращение кампании в Йемене

The house of representatives of the U.S. Congress voted for an end to United States involvement in the civil war in Yemen. Washington supports the military campaign, led by Saudi Arabia.

The resolution directed the President of the United States Donald Trump. As the American media it would impose on it the veto.

The Senate resolution passed in March with support from seven Republicans. This is the first case, when both houses of Congress voted for the implementation of the resolution on military powers to stop participating in foreign military conflict.

The number of opponents of U.S. involvement in the campaign in Yemen has increased after the murder in October 2018 columnist of the Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul. In recent years, the journalist had sharply criticized the policy of Riyadh.

American and Turkish intelligence agencies believe that Khashoggi was killed on the orders of Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The body of the journalist is still not found. Saudi authorities announced the arrest of 21 suspects in the murder of Khashoggi, however, was rejected by his own involvement in the attack.

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