The New York Times reported on 24 July that, President Trump vetoed a series of bipartisan measures on Wednesday that would have blocked the sale of billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Lawmakers from both parties sent an angry joint message to Mr. Trump last month, saying that he could not go around Congress in his bid to help Persian Gulf allies prosecute their war in Yemen.
But in a veto message, Mr. Trump said blocking the arms sales “would weaken America’s global competitiveness and damage the important relationships we share with our allies and partners.”
“The President’s veto sends a grim message that America’s foreign policy is no longer rooted in our core values — namely a respect for human rights,” Representative Eliot Engel, Democrat of New York and the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement.
Members of Congress have accused the Trump administration of not doing enough to bring an end to the Yemen war.