Trump calls on Pakistan and India to ease tensions

US President Donald Trump, in two telephone conversations with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Modi, called for “Reduction of tension and a moderate rhetoric” between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

The White House said in a statement: “Discussed the reduction of tensions and the adoption of a moderate speech with India regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir”.

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“The president stressed the need to avoid escalating the situation and called on the parties [ India and Pakistan ] to exercise restraint,” the statement said.

“I talked to my dear friend, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Khan, about trade and strategic partnerships and, most importantly, India and Pakistan to reduce tensions in Kashmir,” Bush said in a tweet on Twitter. , But good conversations! “.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has signed a decree abolishing the special status of the state and a bill has been submitted to parliament.

Pakistan expelled the Indian ambassador, suspended bilateral trade and suspended cross-border transport services. Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to respond to any possible attack from India.

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan sent a letter to the United Nations saying: “I call for an urgent meeting of the Security Council under its agenda item” Indo-Pakistan Question “, to discuss the situation resulting from the recent acts of aggression of India, which threaten international peace and security and undermine the disputed and internationally recognized situation of Jammu. And Kashmir. “

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Jammu and Kashmir is the only Muslim-majority state in the region, and calls for independence from India and Pakistan.

At the same time, there is no official border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir – making the possibility of armed clashes between the armies of the two countries constantly repeated, as the two countries have demands in this region. New Delhi has consistently accused the Pakistani authorities of supporting armed separatists, a charge Islamabad denies, claiming that Kashmiris are fighting independently for their rights.