The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a decision to finish U.S. army assist for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen‘s civil battle, setting the stage for a doable last vote on the measure inside days.
Underscoring bipartisan unhappiness with President Donald Trump’s response to the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and the homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate, a lot of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to advance the measure by a vote of 63-37.
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On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Protection Secretary Jim Mattis briefed the Senate behind closed doorways about Saudi Arabia, the Oct. 2 homicide of Khashoggi and the battle in Yemen.
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Pompeo acknowledged to the lawmakers that the Yemen battle – wherein Saudi Arabia is deeply concerned – has taken a horrible toll on civilians, however he argued that the Saudis present an necessary counterweight to Iran within the area.
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