As the second revolutionary move in his Presidentship, US President Donald Trump vetoed a proposal raised by Congress and the proposed resolution directed him to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
The resolution was actually a strident opposing policy which rebuked the US President for initiating a historic step to restrict the war-making powers of the President. The harsh opposing policy was condemned by the President in a statement declaring his veto.
US President Trump said, “ 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”.
Vetoing the move by Congress is an “effective green light for the war strategy that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis to continue”, told by International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband.
The veto by US President Trump is ethically wrong and wrong-headed. It places behind the expectations for recess for the Yemeni people and quits the US ratifying a crashed strategy.
In the crucial point of the ingoing Yemen war, 10 million people are on the edge of extreme food scarcity.
This veto was the second move in his presidency after he overruled a congressional resolution which targeted to backpedal the border emergency he announced in order to safeguard more funding for his desired wall between the United States and Mexico in March.
President Trump insisted that US backing for the ruinous war between Iran-aligned Houthi rebels and the Saudi-supported Yemeni government was needed for a variety of reasons, “first and foremost” to protect the security of the more than 80,000 Americans who inhibited in certain coalition countries.
These countries “have been subject to Houthi attacks from Yemen ”, he told, citing to drone and missile strikes the Saudi-led coalition has either asserted were intercepted or refused altogether.
President Trump also told the opposing policy would “harm the foreign policy of the United States” and “harm our bilateral relationships. ”
President Trump told it would, “ negatively affect our ongoing efforts to prevent civilian casualties and prevent the spread of terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS, and embolden Iran’s malign activities in Yemen”, mentioning the two Sunni Muslim militant groups and his Shite bete noire.