Washington (Agencies): United States President Donald Trump has reiterated his offer to mediate between Pakistan and India over Kashmir dispute.
“Ready to intervene or to help them if they [Pakistan and India] wanted,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter at the White House about his earlier offer to mediate the Kashmir issue. “I spoke with Pakistan about that, and I spoke, frankly, to India about it. But that’s been going on, that battle, for a long time,” the US President said.
Last month, Trump, while talking to the media alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House, had said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently asked him whether he would like to be a mediator or arbitrator on Kashmir.
Trump, when questioned on Thursday by a reporter regarding India's rejection of third-party mediation, asked: "Have they accepted the offer or not?"
When told no, he said: "It is really up to Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi."
"I met Prime Minister [Imran] Khan, I got along great with [the premier]. I think they are fantastic people — Khan and Modi — I mean, I would imagine they could get along very well," he added.