- Trump said – I met Modi two weeks ago, he had asked that you want to mediate Kashmir?
- Imran said – "Being the most powerful country, I talk of trump to mediate on Kashmir issue
- Regarding the meeting of Trump and Imran, the White House released a press release, not just mentioning Kashmir
- Indian Foreign Ministry said: The issue between India and Pakistan will be resolved only with bilateral talks
- Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said – Trump may not understand Modi's point of view properly
Jul 23, 2019, 12:33 AM IST
Washington. US President Donald Trump gave a shocking statement during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. During the joint press conference of both the leaders on Monday, Trump said that Modi was with him two weeks ago and he had offered mediation on the Kashmir issue. Although the Ministry of External Affairs rejected Trump's claim. According to the ministry there was no such thing between the two.
Trimaran said – "Being the most powerful country, Trump has talked about arbitration on Kashmir issue. This issue has been running for nearly 70 years. However, the White House issued a press release regarding the meeting of Trump and Imran, not just mentioning Kashmir.
Trump said – if you want, I will do it
Trump said – I was with Prime Minister Narendra Modi two weeks ago. We have a discussion on this issue. They asked me if you would like to mediate on this issue. I asked- Where? He said that Kashmir I was surprised This issue has been running for a long time. I think they want the solution, you want the solution and if I can help, I will be happy to mediate. Two very glorious countries, who have very smart leadership, have not been able to solve this issue for so many years. If you want me to mediate, then I will do it.
Will be resolved with bilateral talks – Foreign Ministry
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravi Kumar said: "We have seen that US President Donald Trump has said that he is ready to mediate on the Kashmir issue, if such offer is offered by India and Pakistan. But no such thing has been said by the US President on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India is firm on its decision. All issues with Pakistan will be resolved through bilateral talks only. For any kind of dialogue with Pakistan, it is necessary to stop cross border terrorism.
Foreign Ministry should clarify: Tharoor
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, "I do not really think Trump has some idea what he is talking about. Either they have not given any information about the matter or did not understand what Modi was saying or what stand of India's third party mediation is. The Ministry of External Affairs should clarify on the matter that Delhi has never talked about any such arbitration.
I honestly do not think the trump has the slightest idea of â€‹â€‹what He has either not been briefed or not understood what is the position of 3rd-party mediation That said, MEA should clarify that Delhi has never asked his intercession. https://t.co/DxRpNu6vw2
– Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 22, 2019
– Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 22, 2019
Will ask for release of Afridi: officer
Recently a US government official had said that in the meeting, Trump would ask for the release of Osama bin Laden's doctor Shakeel Afridi. Trump had raised the issue of Dr Afridi in his election campaign in 2016. He had said that he could liberate Afridi from Pakistan's imprisonment within two minutes.
This important issue for the American people
According to the report – this is an important issue for President Trump and the American people. Recognizing Pakistan as its responsibility towards the region and the international community, Dr. Afridi, who has been imprisoned improperly, should be released. This will be a good message.