The United States President Donald Trump has offered to help solve Pakistan and India’s ongoing conflict over Kashmir – referred to an invitation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which the government later rejected.
On Monday, President Trump told Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House meeting that “if you would want me to mediate or arbitrate, I would be willing to do that.”
PM Khan said that President Trump would have the blessings of millions of people if he succeeded in the issue. India and Pakistan have fought three battles over Kashmir, since they were partitioned in 1947. Both nations possess powerful nuclear weapons, continue to engage in occasional conflicts.
President Trump claims that it was PM Modi, who has first asked him to mediate, adding that “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’.”
While Donald Trump meet with Narendra Modi at Group 20 Summit in Japan’s Osaka at the end of June. However, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said on Twitter: “no such request” has been made by PM Modi.
In a pair of Twitter posts, Mr. Kumar said, “It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally.”
There has been tension between Pakistan and the United States since President Trump has cut off security aid to the nation in 2018, claims it was not doing enough to eliminate terrorism from the world. On Monday, President Trump said that he believed that he had to get along well with PM Khan, and both the nations could expand their trade greatly.
“I’ve heard so much about Kashmir, it’s such a beautiful name, it’s supposed to be such a beautiful part of the world,” said President Trump adding that “but right now there’s just bombs all over the place, they say everywhere you go, you have bombs, and it’s a terrible situation, been going on for many years. If I can do anything about that, let me know.”
The Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, Brad Sherman, who is a Democrat from California, and George Holding is a Republican from North Carolina George, did not enfold President Trump’s offer of assistance.
The continued, “Consistent with decades of US policy, we believe the dispute over Kashmir must be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan.”
Last week, President Trump lamented the demand on his time after he said that South Korean President Moon Jae-in had urged him to intervene in a dispute with the government of Japan.
On Friday, Donald Trump said, “I said, ‘How many things do I have to get involved in’?” adding that “It’s like a full-time job, getting involved between Japan and Korea.”