New York: Jared Kushner, the senior advisor and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump has said that he had advised Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to be “fully transparent” in his investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death.
Kushner, who has a close relationship with the crown prince, said that he had advised the latter that the “world was watching” and disappearance and death of the journalist was “very serious situation”, CNN reported.
“The world is watching..This is a very, very serious accusation. A very serious situation. To be sure you’re transparent and to take this very seriously,” Kushner told CNN at a conference on Monday when asked what he had told the crown prince.
When asked if the crown prince has listened to his advice, Kushner said, “We’ll see if he takes that advice.”
Kushner, who is a White House adviser further noted that the Trump administration was still in the “fact-finding phase” regarding the death of Khashoggi.
Khashoggi, who was living in America, went missing on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
While Turkish officials claimed that Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate, Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General said that the journalist died there after a brawl, adding that it was an accident.