U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen must end, senators say

U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen must end, senators say

Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said the resolution shows that there is bipartisan support for ending USA involvement in the Yemen war, which began under President Barack Obama in 2015 and has continued under President Donald Trump.

Both sides have their own reasoning: Lee is a Constitutionalist who believes that Congress needs to take back its constitutional authority over war, and Sanders opposes USA involvement in unnecessary wars.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White was the latest to take a crack at justifying the Yemen War on Thursday.

"This is a US war in Yemen, yet it's never had any legal justification", he continued.

The "Spotlight" actor highlighted the US involvement in the war: "Not only does our government provide the Saudis with fighter planes, missiles and training for this conflict, the USA actively assists with target selection for Saudi airstrikes and delivers fuel to Saudi jets mid-air as they conduct bombings".

"Many Americans are unaware that the people of Yemen are suffering today from a devastating civil war with Saudi Arabia and their allies on one side and Houthi rebels on the other", said Sanders. US forces are coordinating, refueling, and providing targeting guidance and intelligence to the Saudi-led coalition, as confirmed recently by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

The United States is not officially at war in Yemen.

"Support for this intervention began under a Democratic president and has continued under a Republican president".

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Air strikes yesterday killed nine civilians, wounding at least six by the Saudi-led coalition in two separate attacks in northern and western Yemen.

"We have to deal with these conflict by conflict", Lee said, while Sanders asserted that "If we can establish this principle, it will be a significant departure in policy for the United States".

"It can authorise - or decline to authorise - military engagement and define USA national interests".

The Senate effort will be referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is guaranteed a vote under the International Security and Arms Export Control Act of 1976, they said.

Last year, an hourslong debate to repeal the current war powers was led by Sen. "That law guarantees a vote on the Senate floor within days".

However, none of those efforts have resulted in a direct vote on the war powers. More than 10,000 have died and more than 40,000 have been wounded as access to food, clean water and sanitation deteriorates. "This horror is caused in part by our decision to facilitate a bombing campaign that is murdering children, and to endorse a Saudi strategy inside Yemen that is deliberately using disease and starvation and the withdrawal of humanitarian support as a tactic".

A similar bid to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen was launched in November 2017 in a draft resolution sponsored by Congressman Ro Khanna.

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