Donald Trump spoke to Narendra Modi and Imran Khan on the phone
- Amid prevailing tensions over the Kashmir issue, US President Donald Trump spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan's Imran Khan.
- Trump called them both individually to speak about the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.
- “A tough situation, but good conversations!” Trump tweeted on Monday.
- Pakistan had earlier said that it will ‘exercise all options’ to counter Indian government’s decision, calling it ‘illegal.’
He also advised Pakistan to "moderate rhetoric with India" over Kashmir. “A tough situation, but good conversations!” Trump tweeted on Monday after a 30-minute long chat with Modi on Kashmir.
Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, S… https://t.co/HzfrcnuHNG— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1566258234000
The conversation happened in response to the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Kashmir — bifurcating it into two union territories of Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Trump also spoke with Modi to discuss US-India strategic partnership, the White House said.
According to IANS, Modi countered the anti-Indian venom coming from Pakistani leaders, saying that, "extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace."
Khan had earlier alleged that Modi was turning India into a Hindu supremacist country.
“Pakistan strongly condemns and rejects the announcements made today by the Indian Government regarding the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory,” HuffPost reported citing Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s statement.
Pakistan had also said that it will ‘exercise all options’ to counter Indian government’s decision to scrap
Khan told Trump that it posed a threat to regional peace. However, the US assured that there was no change in its Kashmir policy and it is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
With inputs from IANS
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