Trump again offers to mediate on Kashmir DisputeAbdul Gh Lone 21 August 2019 0 COMMENTS
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again offered to mediate the “explosive” situation in Kashmir.
Long a flashpoint between nuclear armed India and Pakistan.
Trump said he would raise the matter over the weekend with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the pair are set to meet at the G-7 Summit in France which kicks off on August 24.He said that Washington has urged to act to ease tensions in the Himalayan valley.“Kashmir is a very complicated place. You have Hindus and you have the Muslims and I wouldn’t say they get along so great,” Trump told reporters. “I will do the best I can to mediate,” he said.
President Trump’s statement comes in the wake of the US calling for to quickly release detainees and restore basic liberties in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
“We continue to be very concerned by reports of detentions, and continued restrictions on the residents of the region,” a senior State Department official said.