Trump forces Saudi Arabia, UAE to commit more crimes in Yemen
The US president vetoed resolutions in Congress to block the sale of worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, main parts of the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US.
Donald Trump said in a letter to the Senate justifying his use of the presidential veto “the three resolutions “would weaken America’s global competitiveness” and damage its relationship with its allies.”
It is the third time that Trump has vetoed presidential decisions against Congress since taking office.
Congress passed those resolutions this month in a move interpreted by analysts as a blow to Trump’s administration.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.