India's official government spokesperson contradicted President Donald Trump's suggestion that he would "meditate" the conflict in the Kashmir region.
At a press conference with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, Trump said that India Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to be a mediator between the two countries.
Donald Trump on #Kashmir Says he met PM Modi two weeks ago and PM Modi wanted him to mediate on Kashmir as well -… https://t.co/c1JYooM4SW— Mohsin Mughal (@Mohsin Mughal) 1563818157.0
However, a White House briefing statement released on Monday does not mention the Kashmir issue.
Raveesh Kumar, official spokesperson for India's Ministry of Affair, confirmed on Twitter that "no such offer has been made."
We have seen @POTUS's remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmi… https://t.co/WEVHyMhwXL— Anurag Srivastava (@Anurag Srivastava) 1563820127.0
...that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would req… https://t.co/ApwBL6nuxq— Anurag Srivastava (@Anurag Srivastava) 1563820128.0