US President Donald Trump finally pacified the dispute in a phone call to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, saying that Pakistan and India should reduce tensions over Jammu and Kashmir “through bilateral dialogue”. There was no reference to his earlier offer to arbitrate.
President Trump offered mediation during Khan’s White House visit in July with claims that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him, which was swiftly and summarily denied by New Delhi. , And reiterated that the Kashmir issue can only happen bilaterally, and only after that Pakistan stopped supporting terrorism. Trump repeated the proposal a few days later in response to a question from reporters.
Both the White House and the State Department demanded the withdrawal of that resolution, but sometimes did not appear so politely as to contradict or overturn the president so that there would be no change in America’s position, and it That the Kashmir issue should be resolved through “direct dialogue” between India and Pakistan, and the United States was ready to assist.
Trump has now reversed his stand.
He said the two leaders continued to discuss the growing relationship between the United States and Pakistan and the momentum built during their recent meeting at the White House.
There was no reference to the arbitration proposal in the readout, and it could not be immediately ascertained whether the Pakistani leader brought it or not, as Khan had, in fact, sought to build on Trump’s earlier offer and publicly Had called him to proceed at his suggestion.
The details of Khan’s conversation with Trump were first made public by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who said that according to Pakistan, operated by radio, “Prime Minister Khan has taken note of the recent developments in Kashmir and the threat to regional peace Apprised of Pakistan’s concern “Qureshi said Khan also called leaders of other UNSC permanent member countries Was.
The effort was apparently aimed at fulfilling Pakistan’s request to the United Nations and the UNSC, in Qureshi’s letters, calling for an open and formal meeting of the Security Council to discuss Pakistan’s complaints on the developments in Kashmir. went. Pakistan also demanded permission to address the body.
Supported only by China, Pakistan received only closed-door informal consultations, which are not recorded and reported. And are not broadcast live. It also did not get a chance to address the members.
Neither Indian nor Pakistani officials were present on the consultation.