US President Donald Trump said it was up to India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute but he was ready to assist if the two South Asian neighbours wanted him to help in resolving the decades-old issue. Trump was referring to his last week's meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, wherein he offered to help resolve the Kashmir issue. India has rejected the offer, while Pakistan has welcomed his statement.
'It's really up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (to accept the offer of mediation),' Trump told reporters Thursday responding to a question on India not accepting his offer of mediation on Kashmir. 'Have they accepted the offer or not?', Trump sought a clarification when asked about India's rejection of his mediation offer. 'I think they are fantastic people Khan and Modi -- I mean. I would imagine they could get along very well, but if they wanted somebody to intervene, to help them. and I spoke with Pakistan about that and I spoke frankly in (sic) India about it,' Trump said.