Meeting Imran, Trump reiterates offer to ‘mediate’ in Kashmir

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday again reiterated his offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference along with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their bilaterl meeting, Trump said: “If I can help, I will certainly help,” he said. “If both (Pakistan and India) want, I am ready to do it,” Pakistani media quoted him as saying.
“I am ready, willing and able. It’s a complex issue. It’s been going on for a long time. But if both want it, I will be ready to do it.”
The US President said he has “good relationship” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a “very good relationship” with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Avoiding to directly answer a question about UN resolutions on Kashmir, Trump reiterated that he is ready to play his role in South Asia if both India and Pakistan are willing.
Trump met Imran Khan a day after attending the Howdy Modi event in Houston along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Imran Khan said: “Trump heads the most powerful country in the world. And the most powerful country in the world has a responsibility.
“I honestly feel that this crisis could become much bigger. We look to the US to put out flames in the world,” he said, Pakistani media reports said.
Meanwhile, A delegation of Kashmiri leaders, US Senator Lindsey Graham and Amnesty Secretary General Kumi Naidoo on Monday called on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan here to discuss the Kashmir issue.

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