Bill supporting troop withdrawal from Yemen passes Senate vote

Geneva Stokes
December 1, 2018

"We have got to make the decision as to what happens in the war in Yemen and our role in that, and that's what the vote today is about", stated Sanders.

An all-Senate briefing by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier on Wednesday about Yemen and Saudi Arabia did little to convince senators to oppose the measure and instead seemed only to have pushed members to support it. They include Arkansas Sen.

The list of named individuals does not include Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is in Argentina for the G20 summit.

The other four Republicans who voted against the resolution to allow a Senate vote on the issue were Sens.

Wednesday's procedural vote sets up a floor debate on the resolution next week.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis both came to Capitol Hill to urgently lobby against the resolution, which would call for an end to US military assistance for the conflict that human rights advocates say is wreaking havoc on Yemen and subjecting civilians to indiscriminate bombing.

Freeland said Canada is now reviewing its sale of light armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia, and as that review is ongoing, no new arms permits are being issued.

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People hold signs during a protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in Washington.

Mr Trump has stood by the crown prince, saying he does not want to jeopardise United States business and defying intense pressure to impose broader sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

The US senate has delivered a significant rebuke to the Trump administration by defying the advice of its top officials and advancing a measure that would cut American military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Amnesty International Canada also welcomed the sanctions - and also said that banning further shipments of armoured vehicles should be part of Canada's response.

Mr. Trump's top advisers have openly criticized Beijing for ignoring USA trade complaints, and yesterday both countries hurled new threats of higher tariffs and more economic uncertainty. "The death of Mr. Khashoggi is a serious matter on which I want the entire truth to be made", he said.

In a Thursday statement the Saudi Public Prosecutor that it had indicted 11 suspects over Khashoggi's death, and has requested the death penalty for five of them.

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