Kushner advised Saudi Prince on how to weather the storm: report

U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and advised him on how to deal with the aftermath of the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. media report said. Mr. Kushner offered Prince Mohammed advice “about how to weather the storm” following the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, The New York Times reported, citing a Saudi source familiar with the conversations. As the killing set off a firestorm around the world and American intelligence agencies concluded that it was ordered by Prince Mohammed, Mr. Kushner became the Prince’s most important defender inside the White House, people familiar with its internal deliberations say.
A singular bond
Mr. Kushner’s support for Prince Mohammed in the moment of crisis is a striking demonstration of a singular bond that has helped draw Mr. Trump into an embrace of Saudi Arabia as one of his most important allies. But the ties between Mr. Kushner and Prince Mohammed did not happen on their own. The Prince and his advisers, eager to enlist American support for his hawkish policies in the region and for his own consolidation of power, cultivated the relationship with Mr. Kushner for more than two years, according to documents, emails and text messages reviewed by NYT .

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/kushner-advised-saudi-prince-on-how-to-weather-the-storm-report/article25706603.ece

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