Trump says Pak-India conflict over IOK less heated now, repeats mediation offer

Trump says Pak-India conflict over IOK less heated now, repeats mediation offer

Washington (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump said that conflict between Pakistan and India over Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) was "a little less heated" now than it was two weeks ago and repeated his offered to mediate between the two countries regarding the dispute.


Addressing media at the White House, President Trump said: "India and Pakistan are having a conflict over Kashmir as you know. I think it's a little bit less heated right now than it was two weeks ago and I'm willing to help them."

"I get along with both countries very well. I'm willing to help them if they want, they know that is out there," he added.

The American president’s latest offer came despite a meeting between Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G-7 summit in France last month.

The two leaders agreed in the meeting that Kashmir is a bilateral matter between the two countries with no scope for third party mediation.

Tensions between India and Pakistan increased after New Delhi abolished Article 370 of the constitution which granted special status to the occupied valley on August 5.

In August, the US president had offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute.

President Trump said he would do his best "to meditate or do something" regarding the tensions between India and Pakistan over the disputed Himalayan region.