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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly “alarmed” by private talks between President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Bloomberg report cites three unnamed sources who say Tillerson is concerned that Kushner’s discussions could “backfire” and plunge the Middle East into “chaos.”

According to the report,

“The central goal of the Kushner-Prince Mohammed negotiations, as described by two people with knowledge of the talks, is for an historic agreement featuring the creation of a Palestinian state or territory backed financially by a number of countries including Saudi Arabia, which could put tens of billions of dollars toward the effort.”

Tillerson believes Kushner, who has no background in international relations, has been leaving senior U.S. diplomats “in the dark” about the discussions.

The alleged talks raise concerns that Saudi leaders may be using Kushner to increase their influence by securing U.S. backing.

Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

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2 responses to “Report: Tillerson Fears Kushner Meddling In Mideast”

  1. FireBaron says:

    What does someone with experience a the negotiating table have to fear from someone who is essentially a clueless landlord in dealing with international diplomacy? Apparently a quantum boatload. Kushner’s uncounseled attempts at negotiation could easily paint the US into a corner and force us to get involved in something where we should remain safe at home. Please send this little snot back to New York city.

  2. Lynda Groom says:

    Never fear Rex daddy-in-law has publicly stated that Jared is the only one who can easily settle a middle east peace. Or is that piece?

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