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Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump had asked him to help calm tensions with Iran, adding that he had already spoken with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an attempt of mediating

While addressing a press conference in New York, the prime minister said: "Yesterday I spoke with President Rouhani immediately after the meeting with President Trump, but I cannot say anything at this time other than this, except that we are trying and mediating. "

Tehran and Washington have been at odds since May last year when Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear agreement and began imposing sanctions on Iran in a campaign declared "maximum pressure."

The United States blames Iran for an attack on the world's largest crude oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia on September 14 and has said it will present evidence to support that.

Prime Minister Imran said that before arriving in New York, he had visited Saudi Arabia and spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who also asked him to speak with Rouhani.

When President Trump was asked about Imran's comments, he said the prime minister would like to mediate, adding: "We have a very good relationship and there is a possibility that that could happen."

"A lot of people would like to take us to the table. We'll see what happens, but so far we haven't arranged a meeting," Trump said in a possible meeting with Rouhani while they are both in New York this week.

The trouble of 8 million cashmere

During the press conference, Prime Minister Imran highlighted the plight of eight million cashmere suffering "in an open jail" under an enclosure in Kashmir occupied by India and warned against the possible massacre of residents once the curfew.

The region occupied by India has been facing repression since August 5, when the Indian government revoked article 370 of the Indian constitution, stripping it of its special status.

According to reports, thousands of people, mostly political leaders, have also been arrested or arrested since the measure.

The prime minister shared his conversations with several people he met in the city, who had told their stories of not being able to contact their relatives and relatives.

"We know of mass arrests. We know that all Kashmir leadership, even those leaders who were in favor of India, are now in prisons, somewhere in India."

"We know that young people, children have been picked up. We know that [even] the hospitals don't work, "he said.

"My whole point of coming here was to highlight this. This is unprecedented in this day and age."

The prime minister said that India's claim that it is an internal problem and that the world should stay out is "nonsense."

He reminded the media that there are 11 resolutions of the UN Security Council that recognize the fact that Kashmir is a disputed territory and grant the right of self-determination to its residents through a referendum.

He said the fear now is that the government led by BJP is determined to change the demographics of the region, an action equivalent to "war crimes" under the Geneva conventions.

He said a major concern was what will happen after the curfew imposed by India in occupied Kashmir is lifted.

"I fear that after curfew is lifted, there will be a massacre [of Kashmiris] for the 900,000 Indian troops deployed there, "said the prime minister.

"What will happen when the curfew is lifted in Kashmir? Post the loss of life, do you think the people of Kashmir will accept the status quo? There is the possibility of a massacre and the world community will be responsible [for it]"he added.

"Once a conflict between two nuclear armed nations begins, it goes beyond our hands. I have also told the Indian people. And it is crazy to allow this situation to deteriorate further."

"I also fear that whatever happens in Kashmir, India blames Pakistan for it," he added, referring to India's guilt over Pakistan for the February attack on its military convoy by a Kashmir child.

"I went on the air and said if you give us any proof, we will take action. Before any test can come, the Indian planes arrived; they bombed us," he said.

The prime minister regretted that after the reprisals of the Pakistan Air Force that shot down Indian planes and captured their pilot, the peace gesture shown by Pakistan to immediately return the air force officer was "taken as weakness."

The prime minister reminded everyone who heard that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who subscribes to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology, was responsible for the Gujrat massacre that took place in 2002.

"Unfortunately, today India is ruled by a racist RSS, a Hindu supremacist party that was once banned in India […] Just find it on google and you will find that [Benito] Mussolini (former Prime Minister of Italy) was his hero. "

"When I came to power, I called Modi and told him we had similar problems. I told him that our problem is poverty above all […] but there was no answer […] they tried to push us to the FATF blacklist, "said the prime minister.

"His agenda was presented on August 5," he added, referring to the day Modi issued a presidential decree that revoked the autonomous state of Kashmir.

Prime Minister Imran said Modi had commented that "Pakistan should stop terrorism," but questioned state terrorism by India and asked what the rationale was for jailing eight million people.

"What is happening to the cashmere is also a responsibility of the United Nations," he said, urging world leaders not to remain as spectators to the suffering of so many.

"If the Security Council ever moves, it is now," the prime minister said.

"Eight million people are locked up for 50 days […] this has the potential to reach the unthinkable. "

"For what purpose was the UN established?" he asked, expressing his disappointment at the lukewarm response shown so far by the global community on the subject.

"How can the global community remain silent when eight million people are treated worse than animals?" she asked.

"To be honest, I am disappointed by the international community. If eight million Europeans, Christians, Jews or Americans were besieged […] well, even if eight Americans had been besieged […] you can imagine the reaction. "

"More than a billion Muslims are seeing how this develops. But where is the world community? This will have repercussions and will create radicalization. I am pointing this out at this time."

"After the UNGA we will have an OCI summit. We will gather all Muslim leaders. The only reason why Kashmiris are subject to this is that they are Muslims. That is why it is important that the Muslim world take a stand. on the contrary, this will lead to radicalization. "

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1507117/pm-imran-says-he-is-mediating-with-iran-after-trump-asked-him-to-help

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