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Trump vetoes measure to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington. File

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington. File   | Photo Credit: AP

The U.S. President vetoed the measure on April 16.

President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill the Congress passed to end the U.S. military assistance in the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen.

In a break with the President, the Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop the U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict.

Mr. Trump vetoed the measure on April 16.

The Congress lacks the votes to override him.

The Congress has grown uneasy with Mr. Trump’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia as he tries to further isolate Iran, a regional rival. Many lawmakers also criticised the President for not condemning Saudi Arabia for the killing of a Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who had been critical of the Kingdom.

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