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Delhi Denies Asking Trump to Mediate Kashmir Dispute

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington.

A political storm has erupted in India over remarks by President Donald Trump that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to help mediate the longstanding dispute between New Delhi and Islamabad over the region of Kashmir.

“I’d like to categorically assure the house that no such request was made by the prime minister to the U.S. president,” Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar told parliament Tuesday as infuriated lawmakers demanded a clarification.

Opposition leaders wanted a personal statement from Modi to confirm that there was no change in the country’s policy of addressing the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan bilaterally.

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