WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he would certainly interfere if Pakistan and India wanted him to mediate on the decades-old Kashmir dispute.
Donald Trump was referring to his last week’s meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, wherein he offered to help to resolve the Kashmir issue.
Pakistan welcomed Trump’s offer to mediate on the dispute, however, Indian rejected it.
“It is really up to Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi (to accept the offer of mediation),” Donald Trump told reporters responding to a question on India not accepting his offer of mediation on Kashmir.
“Have they accepted the offer or not?”, Trump sought a clarification when asked about India’s rejection of his mediation offer.
“I think they are fantastic people – (Imran) Khan and (Narendra) Modi – I mean, I would imagine they could get along very well, but if they wanted somebody to intervene, to help them…. and I spoke with Pakistan about that and I spoke frankly in (sic) India about it,” Donald Trump said.
The issue of Kashmir had been going on for a long time, he said.
When asked how would want to resolve the Kashmir issue, Donald Trump said, “If I can, if they wanted me to, I would certainly intervene.”