USA and United Nations officials said earlier this month that they are confident that peace negotiations between the Houthis and Saudi-backed forces in Yemen will take place early next month in Sweden.
"More broadly, degrading ties with Saudi Arabia would be a grave mistake for U.S. national security, and that of our allies", Pompeo said in his prepared remarks to the Senate.
The 63 to 37 vote, with 13 Republicans joining the Democrats, was held after senators were denied a briefing by Gina Haspel, the Central Intelligence Agency director, on the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Corker said in the past he has "laid in the railroad tracks to keep us from doing things that I believe are against our national interest as it relates to Saudi Arabia".
"This belated and timid response from the government does not address the full scope of challenges in Canada's relations with Saudi Arabia", she said. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said Modi and Guterres discussed the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference or "COP 24", which is set to be held in Poland from December 3 to December 14, reported ANI.
After repeated calls from members of Congress for a strong US response, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefed the Senate behind closed doors about Saudi Arabia and the October 2 murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and on the war in Yemen.
Senators could vote on a bipartisan resolution to end United States military support for the Saudi-led coalition this week.
Pompeo said after the briefing that there was "no direct reporting" connecting the crown prince to the murder, and Mattis said there was "no smoking gun" making the connection. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Muslim countries to unite in face of regional challenges, like in Yemen, and those aiming to instigate divisions and conflict between them.
The Saudi insider-turned-critic was killed in what Saudi Arabia said was a "rogue" operation and denied any involvement of Prince Salman in the murder. A nurse said that the number of cases of children with severe malnutrition had doubled since the war began.
He said the crown prince "owns this death". Saudi Arabia remained indifferent to calls from the global community, the increasing humanitarian price of the war and the fact that the battle would remain futile.
Congress is also considering bills that would block arms sales to Saudi and issue more sanctions under the Magnitsky Act.
Freeland said Canada had a responsibility to react, calling Khashoggi's murder "vile" and "premeditated", adding that to date, Saudi Arabia's explanation lacks consistency and credibility.
"U.S intervention in Yemen is unauthorized, unconstitutional and immoral, and we must not, we can not delay voting to end our involvement and our support of Saudi Arabia any further", Lee said.