US Senate sustains Trump veto supporting Arab coalition in Yemen

US Senate sustains Trump veto supporting Arab coalition in Yemen

WASHINGTON (Rahnuma):  The Senate has failed to overturn President Donald Trump’s veto of legislation that would have ended US military assistance for the Arab coalition in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Thursday.

The Senate’s 53-45 vote to override the veto fell short of the required two-thirds.

The US is providing logistical support and intelligence-sharing with the coalition as it battles the Houthi militia in support of the internationally-recognized government.

When explaining the veto, the White House said that support does not constitute engaging in hostilities.

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