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US Senate calls for end to military support in Yemen war

The US Senate approved a resolution calling for an end to United States military support in the Saudi-UAE led campaign in Yemen.

The final vote was 56-41 with seven Republicans defying their party by voting in support of the motion on Thursday.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, a Republican Senator who sponsored the resolution said,

“Warfare involves a lot more that a single battlefield and liens of military personnel firing against each other with guns.”

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who also co-sponsored the resolution, said,

“The United States will no longer participate in the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen which has caused the worst humanitarian crisis on earth with already 85,000 children starved to death.”

The senate also adopted a separate, non-binding resolution condemning the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.