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Donald Trump Calls Kashmir 'A Thorn' Between India And Pakistan, Says Can Do Mediation If Needed

Donald Trump Calls Kashmir 'A Thorn' Between India And Pakistan, Offers All Sort Of Mediation Support

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 25 Feb 2020, 06:47:05 PM
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New Delhi:

US President Donald Trump, who is in his last leg of India tour, on Tuesday addressed media where he discussed wide range of issues starting from CAA, Kashmir, Pakistan to his grandeur welcome. Calling Kashmir ‘a thorn’ between India and Pakistan, Donald Trump said that he is ready to mediate between the two countries if they want.

US President Donald Trump also said he didn’t discuss the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, adding that Modi stands for the religion freedom. “PM Modi has worked very hard for religious freedom. I really believe he wants people to have religious freedom. As far as the Delhi protests, I didn’t discuss it with Modi, that’s up to India,” said Trump while addressing the media.

He also said that talked about his country's peace deal with the Taliban with Modi, and said that India will like to see it happen. Addressing a press conference, Trump described Modi as a "terrific" leader and India as a "tremendous country".

"We did talk about religious freedom. Prime Minister Modi wants people to have religious freedom in India...If you look back India has worked hard for religious freedom," Trump said.

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However, when asked if he discussed the violent incidents here during his visit, he said that he didn't discuss individual attacks with PM Modi and "that is up to India".

He also said that India is buying a lot of military hardware from the US. To a question about reports of Russia trying to influence the US presidential poll, he said intelligence agencies never shared such information with him.

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First Published : 25 Feb 2020, 06:00:59 PM