Il Senato statunitense ha approvato una risoluzione comune per porre fine al sostegno degli Stati Uniti alla coalizione guidata dall’Arabia Saudita nel conflitto yemenita. La risoluzione dovrà essere ora esaminata dalla Camera dei Rappresentanti. L’amministrazione Trump in precedenza aveva raccomandato di porre il veto a questa misura.
Dal 2015, gli Stati Uniti hanno fornito ai membri della coalizione guidata dall’Arabia Saudita nello Yemen assistenza come la condivisione delle informazioni, il supporto logistico e, fino a poco tempo fa, il rifornimento aereo.
The Senate has passed a joint resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni conflict.
The Senate passed the resolution with a 54-46 vote on Wednesday. The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.
The Trump administration said earlier in the day it opposes the Senate joint resolution to end the US role in the Yemeni war and the president’s advisers recommend vetoing the measure.
Since 2015, the United States has provided members of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with assistance such as intelligence sharing, logistics support and, until recently, aerial refueling.
Yemen has been engulfed in a violent conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Shiite Houthi movement, also known as Ansar Allah, backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, for several years. The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi’s request since March 2015.
The intense fighting between the two sides resulted in one of the world’s most acute humanitarian crises, with about 22 million people in Yemen currently in need of some form of humanitarian assistance or protection, according to the UN figures.