The US Democrats wanted to prevent arms shipments to Saudi Arabia and its allies. But Donald Trump has vetoed the deal – with the blessing of the Senate.
Donald Trump has blocked an attempt by the US House of Representatives to stop arms deliveries to Saudi Arabia. The Senate did not find the required two-thirds majority in polls to block deliveries against the will of the president.
The parliament, in which the Democrats currently have a majority, had initially voted in favour of a blockade of the billion-dollar arms deals. However, Trump vetoed last week’s decisions against the MEPs’ decisions.
To overrule that, the votes of two-thirds of the senators would have been necessary. The Senate, however, is dominated by Trump’s Republicans. It was therefore considered unlikely from the outset that the required majority would be achieved.