Yemen war: US House votes to end support for Saudi-led campaign
April 5, 2019 5:15 am
The House of Representatives has voted to end US involvement in Yemen’s civil war, rejecting President Donald Trump’s support of a Saudi-led campaign there.
Lawmakers voted 247 to 175 in favour of the bipartisan resolution, which was passed by the Senate last month.
The text will now head to Mr Trump, who is expected to veto it.
Opposition in Congress to his policy on Yemen grew last year after Saudi agents killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
A UN special rapporteur has said the evidence shows that Khashoggi, a US resident, was “the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the state of Saudi Arabia”.
US senators have accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the murder, but Saudi prosecutors have insisted it was a “rogue operation” and that the agents not acting his orders.