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War in Yemen: US taking distance from Saudi Arabia, but will it help end the war?

A vote in the US Senate has made the international newsrooms sit up and take notice. The Republican-dominated Senate this week voted to end US support for the conflict in Yemen, going against President Donald Trump. Trump has made his support for the Saudi-led coalition clear and has loudly defended his arms deals by using his now characteristic "America First" rhetoric.

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It seems even Trump’s own side has become embarrassed by his stance, and his response to the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

So what does this mean for the US president, for the war in Yemen, and for the future relationship between the Saudis and the West?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Jimena MORALES-VELASCO and James VASINA

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