US President Donald Trump went ahead and vetoed three resolutions on Wednesday that the US Congress passed to stop several arms sales benefiting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Trump, however, did not care and pushed through without the congressional approval.
The sales likely to embolden Saudi Arabia against Iran is feared as it could lead to an arms race and a blood bath in the Middle East.
Experts also fear that the arms could be used in Yemen’s civil war.
After the brutal sawing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it was expected that the US President Donald Trump would take a humanitarian view of the crisis.