United States senators have sent a strong message to the White House: they will hold Saudi Arabia to account over its role in the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Senate has voted to hold hearings next week on whether to end US involvement in the three-year-old conflict.

That is despite strong opposition from the Trump administration, which sent the secretaries of state and defence to persuade senators to vote against the measure.

So, what will this mean for the future of the US-Saudi relationship?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Charles Moran - Republican political strategist

Karen Greenberg - director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law

Glenn Carle - a former CIA officer

Source: Al Jazeera News