Trump speaks to Modi and Imran Khan

US President Donald Trump today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan to work towards reducing tensions in the region over Kashmir, describing the situation as ‘tough’. Trump asked Khan over phone on Monday to ‘moderate rhetoric’ with India, soon after a 30-minute conversation with Modi, during which the Indian leader raised the issue of ‘extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence’ by leaders of Pakistan.

“Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir,” the US President said in a tweet. “A tough situation, but good conversations!” he said.