US lawmakers vote to end US support for war in Yemen

Asserting congressional authority over war-making powers, the US House of Representatives approved a resolution Wednesday that would force the Trump administration to withdraw US troops from involvement in Yemen, in a rebuke of Donald Trump's alliance with the Saudi-led coalition behind the military intervention.

Lawmakers from both parties are increasingly uneasy over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and are skeptical of the US partnership with that coalition, especially in light of Saudi Arabia's role in the killing of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the royal family. The passage of the measure would mark the first time Congress has relied on the decades-old War Powers Resolution to halt military intervention. It also would set up a potential confrontation with the White House, which has threatened a veto. The House voted 248-177 to approve the measure, sending it to the Senate.

Source: VOV5