Pakistan PM Imran Khan Says ‘Surprised by India’s Reaction’ On Donald Trump's Offer To Mediate In Kashmir Issue
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with US President Donald Trump | (Photo Credits: AFP)

New Delhi, July 23: After United States President Trump claimed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had requested to Mediate in Kashmir Issue, External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Tuesday informed Parliament that the Premier never requested US President for help in Kashmir Issue. Reacting to the statement, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed it as a "surprising reaction" from India. Donald Trump Meets Imran Khan, Offers to Mediate Kashmir Issue Between India And Pakistan.

In a three-pointer tweet, Imran Khan said, "Surprised by the reaction of India to Pres Trump's offer of mediation to bring Pak & India to dialogue table for resolving Kashmir conflict which has held subcontinent hostage for 70 yrs. Generations of Kashmiris have suffered & are suffering daily and need conflict resolution."

Tweet by Imran Khan:

A political controversy broke out after Trump offered to mediate in Kashmir issue, adding that he was requested by PM Narendra Modi. "I was with Prime Minister Modi two weeks ago and we talked about this subject (Kashmir). And he actually said, ‘would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator?’ I said, ‘where?’ (Modi said) ‘Kashmir’,” Trump said during a meet with Khan in Washington.

India immediately discarded Trump's claim. "No such request has been made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US President," Raveesh Kumar, MEA spokesperson, said in a Tweet. The US State Department also clarified that Kashmir is a "bilateral" issue between India and Pakistan.