The Senate on Wednesday voted across party lines to move forward a bill that would end United States involvement in the war in Yemen. "If we are able to stop the Yemen war we will be stopping the world's wordt humanitarian disaster".
On August 9, a Saudi coalition air strike on the Dahyan market in Saada, using US-made weapons, killed 40 people and injured 60 more.
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A vote, he said, would "encourage the Houthis" and their Iranian allies.
If the Sanders-Lee resolution does not pass, Corker said he could see members of the Appropriations State-Foreign Operations Subcommittee adding language regarding Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi to the final fiscal 2019 foreign aid spending bill. "There is no direct reporting connecting the crown prince to the order to murder Jamal Khashoggi".
As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatari efforts to benefit from the kingdom's predicament. Saudi Arabia has said he had no prior knowledge of the murder. The administration "did not win any votes", he said, and there was a lot of frustration that CIA Director Gina Haspel did not attend. It would be largely a symbolic move, however, as House Republican leaders have given no indication they would take up the war powers measure before the end of the year - the end of the current Congress.
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Haspel or a senior intelligence community official "could have responded to a number of questions that I am sure came up in the meeting", Otis, a former CIA branch chief specializing in Europe and the Middle East, told Al-Monitor. "All you have to do is break up our relationship with Saudi Arabia".
"We have a problem here".
The prime minister stressed upon the importance of having stable and predictable energy prices and some discussion took place between the two leaders how Saudi Arabia can contribute and help in stabilising energy prices, particulary for India.
And at a rally called "Say No to American Terrorism", Yemenis protested USA involvement in the war, and the sale of American weapons to the Saudi-led coalition.
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Amnesty International Canada also welcomed the sanctions - and also said that banning further shipments of armoured vehicles should be part of Canada's response.
A previous round in Geneva collapsed in September when the Houthis failed to show up.