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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
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US Senate has opposed armaments dealings with Saudi Arabia planned by the US government. With 53 votes each, 45 votes were cast by Republican Party President Donald Trump on Thursday, the Congress Chamber dominated two resolutions rejecting part of the planned arms deals.

The resolutions still require the approval of the House of Representatives. There are the opposition Democrats in the majority, which is why the local adoption is considered a mere formality.

However, Trump can cancel the parliamentary decisions by means of his right of veto. A presidential veto can only be outvoted by a two-thirds majority in both houses, which is an extremely high hurdle.

The resolutions are in response to a rare move by the Trump administration to bypass Congress to authorize the sale of weapons, ammunition, and aircraft maintenance services to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained the reasoning that the deliveries were urgently needed because of the activities of Saudi Arabia’s archenemy Iran. With his decisions, the Senate now made it clear that he does not want to accept this circumvention of the Congress.

The resolutions also reflect resistance from parts of the Republican parliamentarians against the rump of the Trump government. In March and April, both congressional chambers had already requested the president to end US military involvement alongside Saudi Arabia in the Yemen conflict. Trump then vetoed this congressional resolution.

Read also: US approves $ 6 billion arms sales to Gulf allies

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