US President Donald Trump with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to help with the Kashmir and that he would love to be a mediator, news agency Reuters reported. President Trump, who hosted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White house, also said if asked, the US can intercede in the India, Pakistan relations.
"If I can help, I would love to be a mediator… If I can do anything to help, let me know," news agency AFP quoted him as saying.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was quick to react. His tweet read: "Is Govt of India going to call @realDonaldTrump a liar or has there been an undeclared shift in India's position on third party involvement in #Kashmir?"
India has been against third party mediation in Kashmir, though it has been repeatedly sought by Pakistan in various international forums, including the United Nations.
The US had upheld India's stance, maintaining that Kashmir is a bilateral issue and should be solved between New Delhi and Islamabad.
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