Second time in 24 hours, Trump offers to mediate between India, Pakistan

Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Imran Khan, Pakistan, Kashmir
A lot of Trump’s outburst has to do with the raft of opinion polls that say the President has to be impeached and removed from office | Photo: PTI File

Hours before a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, this being his second offer in the past 24 hours.

“I think as far as Pakistan is concerned, India, their talking, I am certainly willing to help. I think they would in a certain way like my help. But they have to both want it. They have different views and I am concerned about it,” the US President was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Earlier, Trump had extended the same offer during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that he was “ready, willing, and able” to mediate on the Kashmir issue if the two countries wanted him to do so.

“If I can help, I would certainly do so. It will be dependent on both of these gentlemen (Modi and Khan),” he had said.


(With inputs from agencies)

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