Feb 12, 2019 13:30 Asia/Tehran
  • US President Donald Trump
    US President Donald Trump

The Trump administration threatened on Monday to veto an effort in the US Congress to end military support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen.

Iran Press/America: According to a Reuters report, the White House said the measure would harm relationships in the region and hurt the US ability to prevent the spread of violence and extremism.

This is while Democrats and Republicans re-introduced the war powers resolution two weeks ago as a way to send a strong message to Riyadh both about the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and condemn the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

They intend to take up the resolution this week, continuing a stand-off with the White House over policy toward the kingdom.

“It’s hard to feel any affection or some obligation to a regime that does that kind of stuff,” Democratic Representative Ed Perlmutter said at a House of Representatives hearing on the resolution on Monday.

The Saudis, who Trump considers an important regional partner, are leading a deadly unwarranted war against the Yemeni people. The war has killed tens of thousands of innocent Yemenis and left millions on the brink of starvation.  103/211/213