- Says Modi asked him to mediate
- Indian MEA denies
New Delhi. 22 July 2019. Once again US President Donald Trump has put his foot into his mouth. He made the statement of the day for the Indian sub-continent. “I would love to be a mediator between India, Pakistan on Kashmir. ” US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House.
Trump told Imran Khan that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in the dispute. The US President further told Pakistan PM Imran Khan if he would love to help if Pakistan wants him to.
In response to a query on President Trump’s remarks on mediation by him in Kashmir requested by PM Modi , the official spokesperson of MEA India Raveesh Kumar said, “We have seen President Trump’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India and Pakistan, on the Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by Prime Minister to the US President. It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism. The Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India and Pakistan bilaterally.”