US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve their differences in separate meetings with their prime ministers this week.
"I said, & # 39; Fellas, resolve yourself. Simply resolve & # 39;" Trump said at a press conference after attending the United Nations General Assembly.
"Those are two nuclear countries. They have to solve it," he said.
Tensions between India and Pakistan reached a high point on August 5, when New Delhi unilaterally annexed occupied Kashmir, revoking a constitutional guarantee that granted special status to the disputed territory. A strict blockade and a blackout in communications in the region that has disrupted the Internet and mobile phone service of ordinary people in much of occupied Kashmir were imposed. The repression has continued for more than 50 days.
At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Imran Khan before his meeting, Trump repeated his earlier offer to mediate between Pakistan and India on Kashmir on Monday. Trump first offered to mediate during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran in July.
"If I can help, I certainly will," he said. "If both (Pakistan and India) want, I'm ready, willing and able to do it," the president of the United States said Monday.
Unspecified, Trump said he had heard a "very aggressive" statement from Indian Prime Minister Narendra on Sunday, adding: "I hope they (Pakistan and India) can come together and do something that is really smart and good for both of them.
"There is always a solution and I think there is a solution."
The meeting between Trump and Imran on Monday followed a "Hello, Modi!" demonstration in Houston during the weekend in which the president of the USA UU. and Modi shared a stage and showered each other with praise.
At a press conference on Tuesday along with Modi, in response to questions from Indian journalists, Trump once again reiterated his arbitration offer to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, despite New Delhi's repeated rejection of his offers.
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Asked "How do you make sure you suppress Pakistan's terrorism?" the American leader said: "Well, I had a very good meeting with the prime minister [Imran] Khan. It was a long meeting and we discussed a lot. "
Then he made his first reference, and the third one this week, of the day to his mediation offer.
"And I think he would like to see something happen that would be very fruitful, very peaceful. And I think that will happen, ultimately. I really believe that these two great gentlemen (Prime Minister Imran and Prime Minister Modi) will meet and work something, "he said.