We have seen @POTUS's remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President. It has been India's consistent position…1/2— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 22, 2019
The buzz continues as the US congressman, Brad Sherman said that he had apologized to the Indian ambassador to the US, over the US President’s comments. “I just apologized to Indian Ambassador Harsh Shringla for Trump’s amateurish and embarrassing mistake.” Sherman mentions in a post on social media platform Twitter that PM Modi would never suggest to Trump to play a mediator or arbitrator.
…that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally.2/2— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 22, 2019
Everyone who knows anything about foreign policy in South Asia knows that #India consistently opposes third-party mediation re #Kashmir. Everyone knows PM Modi would never suggest such a thing. Trump’s statement is amateurish and delusional. And embarrassing. 1/2— Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) July 22, 2019