A day after sharing the stage with Narendra Modi at the Mega Howdy, Modi event in Houston, in the United States, President Donald Trump met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York. Discussing prevailing situations in Kashmir, Donald Trump also highlighted his willingness to “mediate” on Kashmir issue if both PM Modi and Imran Khan want him to.
“I have never failed as an arbitrator… I have done it before. But I have to be asked by the other side. If both want it, then I will do it,” said Donald Trump.
Notably, ever since article 370 has been subrogated in the Kashmir valley, President Trump has been offering his intervention in the matter. For once, he also claimed that New Delhi had asked him to intervene in the matter, and PM Modi has asked him to “meditate”. New Delhi was quick to dismiss his statement while emphasizing that all issues with Pakistan are bilateral.
PM Modi’s Words Were “Very Aggressive”
Further, Trump referring to the day-old Modi speech in Houston, in which the latter claimed that Pakistan is a base for terrorists, Donald Trump said Modi’s statement was “very aggressive” and “well-received” by 50,000 Indian-Americans present at the event.
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“I heard a very aggressive statement yesterday. I was there. I didn’t know that I was going to hear that statement, I have to say, from India, from the Prime Minister. It was very well-received in the room,” he said.
To recall, in an obvious reference to home-grown terrorism in Pakistan, Modi at Howdy, slashed Pakistan saying, “Whether it is 9/11 in America or 26/11 in Mumbai, where are its conspirators found? Not just you, the whole world knows who these people are.”
Content With Pakistan’s Efforts
When questioned on Pakistan being seen as a “hub of terrorism“, Trump chose to blame Iran.”I heard they are making great progress. You have a great leader (Khan). And that’s how it should be, otherwise, there’s just chaos and poverty,” he added seeming satisfied with Pakistan’s progress at curtailing home-grown terrorism.