In a dispute with the US support for Saudi Arabia in the civil war in Yemen have taken the critic of President Donald trump’s course is a major hurdle in the Senate. The chamber voted on Wednesday to debate next week a Resolution that Trumps the government would force the end of support for Saudi Arabia in the conflict. 63 senators voted in favour, including 14 members of Trumps Republicans. 37 voted against it.

In Yemen’s civil war, for three and a half years. The U.S. government supports in the conflict, a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, which is fighting against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, and the country is bombed from the air. Washington will supply weapons to Saudi Arabia and sharing military Intelligence. The last channel resistance in the Senate, was formed, however, awake in the light of the assassination of the Saudi journalist and regime critic Jamal Khashoggi.

The Resolution comes from the Republicans, Mike Lee, the Democrats, Chris Murphy and the independent Senator Bernie Sanders. They would force the government to support within 30 days. The Senate should adopt the Resolution in fact, this would be a clear Signal to the deputies, Trump to show his foreign policy borders. The U.S. government has threatened a Veto Trumps.

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a Few hours before the vote, the US had a Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Pentagon chief James Mattis promoted at a Meeting with the senators for good relations to Saudi Arabia. Both praised the importance of the Gulf monarchy, and the US contribution in the Yemen conflict. To weaken “the Links to Saudi Arabia, would be a serious mistake for the national security of the United States and for our allies,” it said in excerpts of Pompeos Statement before the senators.

The Minister back to the meadows after the Meeting, the presentation, the US secret service CIA had the rule of evidence for an involvement of the Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He had read all the intelligence information related to the case, said Pompeo. There is no direct statement to the Saudi crown Prince was involved in the murder. Mattis said the same thing. The Washington Post had reported against it, the US secret service, the CIA, see Mohammed bin Salman – short ” MbS ” – as the mastermind behind the murder.

Khashoggi was on 2. October went to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, to papers to pick up – and never came back. Saudi Arabia admitted only after massive international pressure that the government was killed by a critic. The Saudi Royal family claims to have no knowledge of them.

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