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Kushner and MbS’ relationship sets Trump’s MidEast policy

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09.12.2018

The reason why the US has become so close to Saudi Arabia is due to the friendship cultivated between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared Kushner, The New York Times said Saturday.

“The relationship between Jared Kushner and Mohammed bin Salman constitutes the foundation of the [Donald] Trump policy not just toward Saudi Arabia but toward the region,” Martin Indyk, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, told The Times.

Kushner, adviser to US President Donald Trump, and bin Salman have been exchanging private, one-on-one messages with each other through WhatsApp, the newspaper reported.

After the White House had imposed restrictions on conversations that to Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, they were still continuing their conversations, reaching a point where they were on a first-name basis with one another.

And the conversations went........

© Middle East Monitor