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Trump offers to mediate again on Kashmir

August 3, 2019

Recently, American President Donald Trump had sparked controversy by saying that he can help resolve the issues between India and Pakistan by becoming the mediator. While speaking to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a press meet, he went on to add that he Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought his mediation into the matter. But the Indian foreign ministry had denied Trump's claims. Now, Trump has added fuel to the controversy by bringing it up yet again by saying that he can intervene in the matter if both India and Pakistan wants it.

Trump again makes offer for mediation on Kashmir if both Pakistan & India agree to the offer. Statement made minutes before meeting between India's EAM @DrSJaishankar & US Secy of State @SecPompeo in Bangkok which is on right now. Trump clearly clueless about Kashmir-Aditya Raj Kaul, Journalist.

Trump even went on to clarify whether India had accepted his offer yet. Meanwhile, India had already cleared the air by saying that they do not need a third party intervention in the Kashmir issue, something that has caused rivalry between both nations since partition in 1947.

After Trump's statement last week, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar informed Parliament that Modi has not discussed this matter with Trump.

"#Trump has once again reiterated to play role 4 resolving Kashmir. Unprecedented bold move. He said will mediate if #Modi is willing. Contrary 2 US past policy & #India' hate 4 "M" word on what it believes abilateral dispute, Delhi is embarrassed, thanks 2 diplomacy", tweeted Pakistani politician Jan Achakzai.

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