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UAE minister hails Trump’s veto of US Congress resolution on Yemen

UAE minister hails Trump’s veto of US Congress resolution on Yemen

The resolution sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen

United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash hailed President Donald Trump’s veto of a congressional resolution that sought to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

“President Trump’s assertion of support to the Arab Coalition in Yemen is a positive signal,” Gargash said on Twitter early on Wednesday.

The decision is both “timely and strategic” Gargash added.

The White House said on Tuesday that Trump had vetoed the congressional resolution.

“This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Trump said in the veto message.

The resolution passed the House of Representatives in April and the Senate in March, marking the first time both chambers of Congress had supported a War Powers resolution, which limits the president’s ability to send troops into action.

Neither the 247-175 tally in the Democratic-majority House nor the 54-46 vote in the Republican-led Senate would be enough to override the veto, which would require two-thirds majorities in both chambers.

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