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President Trump vetoes measure on US and Yemen war

President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

Posted: Apr 16, 2019 9:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution on U.S. involvement in war in Yemen:

8:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

The veto is just the second in Trump's presidency. It has been expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it.

Passing the never-before-used war powers resolution has been viewed as a milestone for lawmakers, who have shown a renewed willingness to assert their war-making authority after letting it atrophy for decades under presidents from both parties.

In explaining his veto, Trump calls the resolution "an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities." He also says it endangers the lives of American citizens and service members.

Congress has grown uneasy with Trump's close relationship with Saudi Arabia as he tries to further isolate Iran, a regional rival.

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7:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution passed to end U.S. military assistance in the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen.

In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict.

Trump vetoed the measure Tuesday. Congress lacks the votes to override him.

Congress has grown uneasy with Trump's close relationship with Saudi Arabia as he tries to further isolate Iran, a regional rival. Many lawmakers also criticized the president for not condemning Saudi Arabia for the killing of a Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who had been critical of the kingdom.

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