Trump says will mediate on Kashmir issue if both Pakistan, India willing

US President Donald Trump on Monday once again said he would be willing to mediate on the Kashmir issue if both Pakistan and India want Washington’s help.

Trump was addressing the media alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan before their one-on-one meeting in New York.

‘Anything can happen when two nuclear powers come face-to-face’

When asked if he was concerned about human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), he said,”Yes…I am, I want both sides to come to the negotiating table.”

“The previous US governments have treated Pakistan badly and I really trust and like him [Imran Khan],” he said.

“I think it’s important that both sides want Washington to mediate on the Kashmir issue,” he said.

When PM Imran was asked about his expectations from President Trump on Kashmir, he replied by saying,”The world looks to the US to put out the flames in the world.

The pair are expected to discuss a range of issues including Kashmir, US-Afghan talks, as well as, the on-going tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Earlier, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York-based think tank, the premier warned the international community that anything could happen when nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India come face-to-face.

Premier Imran said he would take up the Kashmir issue with President Trump in his meeting.

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