US President offers mediation between Pakistan and India on Kashmir

US President offers mediation
US President offers mediation between Pakistan and India on Kashmir during his visit to India.

US President Donald Trump has again offered to mediate while addressing a joint press briefing with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Dehli today (Tuesday).
He said Kashmir has been a thorn in lots of people’s sight for a long time.

US President offers mediation

The US President said I will do whatever I can do to help because my relationship with both gentlemen, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Prime Minister Modi is so good.
And if anything I can do to mediate, I will do, he said.
However, he parried the question regarding Modi government’s move to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and the massive restrictions since August, including a communication and security lockdown in Occupied Kashmir.
The journalist also sought his viewpoint on Modi govt’s measures, inclduing detention of hundreds of politicians udner custody.
But President Trump said: “I think India, Pakistan will work out their problems.”
Meanwhile, an analyst noted it shows emptiness of his mediation offer since India remains stick to its position.
He said if both countries have to work out it bilaterally then what does Trump mean for his mediation offer.

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