Pakistan PM Imran Khan presses Trump to seek Taleban, Kashmir deals

Pakistan PM Imran Khan presses Trump to seek Taleban, Kashmir deals
US President Donald Trump (R) and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) hold a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.-AFP

United Nations, United States - Trump responded that he would "certainly" help mediate between Pakistan and India.



By AFP

Published: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1:10 AM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday pressed US President Donald Trump to restart talks with Afghanistan's Taleban and said Washington has a "duty" to calm the Kashmir standoff with India.
"Stability in Afghanistan means stability in Pakistan," Khan said at the start of a meeting with Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
He also pleaded for help in Kashmir.
"The most powerful country in the world has a responsibility," Khan said, calling India's clampdown "a siege" and warning that the "crisis is going to get much bigger."
Trump responded that he would "certainly" help mediate between Pakistan and India as long as both governments asked for this.
On Afghanistan, Trump said it was "ridiculous" that the United States had been fighting there for 19 years.
However he made no promises about restarting peace talks with the Taleban, saying only "we'll see."


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