Trump Ready To Mediate The Kashmir Dispute; Says PM Modi Asked Me To Do It, India Denies

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US President Donald Trump said he wants to help India and Pakistan in solving the Kashmir issue by being a mediator, India denies trump’s Call.

On Monday, the president of United States Donald Trump has offered his help by saying that he can mediate the decade long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. He further stated that Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, had asked him to do so.

While hosting the Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House, he stated, “I was with Prime Minister Modi two weeks ago, and we talked about this subject, and he actually said ‘Would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator’, I said ‘Where’, He said ‘Kashmir’. Because this has been going on for many, many years.”

He later added, “If I can do anything to help, let me know.”

The statement given by President Trump has signalled a shift in the extended-standing policy, which stated that the Kashmir issue should be solved bilaterally.

Trump further stated, “I think they (Indians) would like to see it resolved. I think you (Khan) would like to see it resolved. And if I can help, I would love to be a mediator. It should be….we have two incredible countries that are very, very smart with brilliant leadership, (and they) can’t solve a problem like that. But if you would want me to mediate or arbitrate, I would be willing to do that.”

He further told Mr Khan, “We have an excellent relationship with India. I know that your relationship (with India) is strained a little bit, maybe a lot. But we will be talking about India (it’s) a big part of our conversation today, and I think maybe we can help intercede and do whatever we have to do. It’s something that can be brought back together. We will be talking about India and Afghanistan both.”

The Pakistani Prime Minister has welcomed Mr Trump’s remarks and has said that if the U.S. agrees to solve the issue prayers of more than a billion people will be with him.

But, the official statement which was released by the White House on President Trump’s meeting with PM Imran Khan did not mention Kashmir issue.

In past India has denied any kind of foreign help, India has maintained a stance and has stated that Kashmir dispute is an internal issue and the issue will be resolved bilaterally with Pakistan.

India has denied the claim, official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs on social media, Raveesh Kumar tweeted:

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