US Rejects Pak Pleas for Mediation on Kashmir

Rejecting Pakistan’s plea to help it resume peace talks with India and mediate on key issues including Kashmir, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke has said it was for the south Asian neighbours to resolve their disputes bilaterally, reported news agencies.

According to the reports, Holbrooke said that it was for India and Pakistan to resolve all their disputes bilaterally and the Obama Administration does not sees a role for itself in it unless it is desired by both the countries.

The top Obama administration envoy was addressing a joint press conference with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir in Washington.

Responding to queries put forth by the Pakistani media, Holbrooke said that the US encourages both India and Pakistan to talk to each other on all the issues.

He said talking on the Kashmir issue was not a part of his mandate.

Based on Media Reports

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