July 25, (Xinhua/GNA) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed
congressional resolutions that intend to block the Trump administration's
efforts to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The White House
released Trump's veto decision on the three resolutions on Wednesday evening,
noting that the resolutions will "weaken America's global
competitiveness" and damage the country's relationships with allies and
It was the
third time that Trump used his veto pen.
The U.S. House
of Representatives approved the resolutions one week ago, after the Senate
green-lighted them in June.
is expected to gain the votes needed to override the vetoes. Citing the
humanitarian crisis in the Yemeni conflict and the murder of Saudi journalist
Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. Congress has put on hold the pending arms sales to
Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
administration announced in May that it would invoke the "emergency"
provision of the Arms Export Control Act to complete the
8.1-billion-U.S.-dollar arms sales to the U.S. regional partners to deter