Earlier, campaigners have won a legal challenge over the United Kingdom government's decision to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which has been launching a brutal war against the Arab impoverished country since March 2015.
Two of the resolutions passed with 53 votes, while another group was approved narrowly, with 51 votes. The Saudis have recently faced a number of attacks from Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Lawmakers in both Houses must come up with a two-thirds vote to overcome a potential Trump veto.
USA tensions with Iran reached new heights Friday morning after President Donald Trump said he called off a planned military strike on the country.
Trump declared the emergency in late May, meant to bypass a 30-day review period by Congress. The flurry of attacks has escalated tensions between the US and Iran. The tweet followed reports that Iran shot down one of U.S.'s surveillance drones over the Strait of Hormuz Thursday.
The $8 billion arms sale, announced by the administration in May, included precision-guided munitions, other bombs and ammunition and aircraft maintenance support.
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Wheeler said, the focus should be on innovation that reduces coal's impact on global greenhouse gas emissions. The new Affordable Clean Energy rule allows states to set their own goals for greenhouse gas emissions.
The senator was referring to last year's brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey at the hands of Saudi agents, an incident that triggered a full-blown crisis in Riyadh's relations with the West. The conflict in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians and left millions more are on the brink of starvation.
Though the votes at this point do not appear to support an override in the Senate, opposition to the Saudi arms sales seem to be growing by the day, and a successful override can not be ruled out.
Responding to the hawkish US official, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi took to Twitter and asked, "Mr. Hook, do you call years of war and economic terrorism imposed on Iranian people and violation of treaties and resolutions as "diplomacy"?"
"This country will not stand for it, that I can tell you", he said later at the White House.