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.