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Yemen-Veto: Trump achieved partial success

In his struggle with the Congress of the Yemen-politics US-President Donald Trump has achieved a partial success. In the Senate in Washington to attempt a Veto Trumps against a few weeks ago, adopted, Yemen-a Resolution of the Congress to overturn it failed on Thursday.

in it the Senate and the house of representatives had called on the President to end his support for Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war and the parties involved in the conflict the US armed forces to be deducted within 30 days.

The Senate now, with 53 against 45 votes for, to receive this Resolution and to declare Trumps Veto to be invalid. To put a Veto for the President, but it needed a two-thirds majority in both Congress chambers. In the Senate, this would be 67 votes.

The majority of Senator votes against the Veto came from the Opposition, which has only 47 seats. The Democrats failed to get enough senators Trumps the Republican party on their side.

Trump Congress's decision "dangerous"

His Veto of mid-April had founded Trump, among other things, that it was the Congress decision to an "unnecessary" and "dangerous attempt" to weaken its constitutional powers. Also the implementation of the Resolution would the US undermine efforts to avoid the conflict of "civilian casualties" and to prevent the spread of terrorist groups in the Region, argued the President.

In the Yemen conflict, the US support of Saudi Arabia, leader of a military Alliance, the Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi in the fight against the Iranian-supported Houthi rebels. The US will provide intelligence and logistical support. In the meantime, the U.S. military refueled combat aircraft in the air.

discontent in their own ranks

The Yemen-a Resolution of the Congress was regarded as a bitter setback for Trump, and as a historical first, because it was directed against the military policy of the President. The Resolution was all the more bitter for Trump, as they came to be with the votes of the Republicans.

In the Republican ranks, there is considerable resentment about the fact that Trump has continued after the murder of the government is critical of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi to his close Alliance with Riyadh. The resentment but not so far that we now have a sufficient number of Republicans with the Opposition to trump's Yemen-voted by a Veto.

It was the second Veto Trumps against a Congress decision since he took office in January of 2017. His first Veto, he had filed last March in a dispute over the construction of a border wall with Mexico. The Senate and the house of representatives had to stop by Trump to Finance the wall proclaimed a state of emergency.


Created: 02.05.2019, 23:42 Uhr

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