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US President Trump Commits Big Blunder, Lies on ‘Kashmir Issue’ While Offering Mediation; Claims PM Modi Asked Him For Help Into the Matter
US President Donald Trump made a huge blunder, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, when he claimed during a media interaction that Indian Prime Minister PM Modi had asked him to help in the ‘Kashmir Issue’ with Pakistan. Not only that, but Mr. Trump also said that he would love to be a mediator for both the South Asian nations, for resolving this issue.
Going even further, Trump administration’s acting assistant secretary of state for South Central Asia, Alice Wells, tried to strengthen his remarks, by a tweet, also being signed with AGW’s initials.
The moment his remarks on the Kashmir row went viral and reached the Indian external affairs’ ministry, it strictly refuted all such claims by the US president and clarified everything.
Also, the MEA issued in its statement, as a fitting reply to Mr. Trump’s ‘imaginative’ claims, that India has always tried to resolve and discuss all the outstanding issues with Pakistan, 'only in a bilateral way', and never seeks any help from a third party.
Mr. Trump’s story of having a conversation with the Indian PM, on Kashmir, was so far-fetched that it has surely become a subject of embarrassment for him now.
In the media interaction, replying to a Pakistani reporter who had asked him on the Kashmir row, he told about his ‘meeting with PM Modi’, saying that he was with him (PM Modi) two weeks ago, and they talked about this topic. And that Modi himself, asked him if he (Trump) would like to be a mediator or arbitrator in the matter. And that in his response, he said, “Where?”, to which PM Modi said, “Kashmir.”
These statements by him came after Pakistan PM Imran Khan had asked him, publicly, to intervene into the matter.
Trump’s imaginative claims on the Kashmir row were also criticized in his own country, too, by Congressmen Brad Sherman, who called his statements ‘amateurish’ and ‘delusional’. In his tweet, Mr.Sherman also said that he had to apologize to the Indian Ambassador Harsh Shringla, for what the US president just said.
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