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Report: Kushner reproached Kuwait over pro-Palestinian proposal at UNSC

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive for a joint press conference by U.S. President Donald Trump (not seen) in Washington on 17 March, 2017 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency]
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive for a joint press conference by U.S. President Donald Trump (not seen) in Washington on 17 March, 2017 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency]

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner has had “a very brief and stormy meeting” with Kuwait Ambassador to America, Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al Sabah, during which he conveyed the US administration’s annoyance with Kuwait’s position at the United Nations Security Council on the crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories”, Al-Rai newspaper reported informed US sources as saying.

The newspaper reported yesterday that Kushner reproached Sheikh Salem saying: “The Kuwaiti behaviour at the UN Security Council has embarrassed him personally in front of US administration officials as well as allied US countries which support our efforts to resolve the crisis.”

According to the source, Kushner revealed during his meeting with the Kuwaiti ambassador that “he was working with Saudi Arabia and Egypt on a joint Arab-American statement on the situation in Gaza”, adding that he did not know that Kuwait holds a different opinion to the Arab consensus, although it claims to represent the Arab bloc at the UN Security Council.

Last week Kuwait submitted a draft resolution at the UNSC demanding an international mission be set up to protect Palestinian civilians. The US used its power of veto to quash the plan.

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