Trump urges Pakistan, India to reduce tension over Kashmir

Pakistan Forward and AFP

WASHINGTON, DC -- US President Donald Trump spoke with the prime ministers of India and Pakistan on Monday (August 19), urging them to reduce tensions over Kashmir.

"Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi of India, and Prime Minister [Imran] Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir," Trump tweeted.

"A tough situation, but good conversations!" he wrote.

On August 5, New Delhi ended Kashmir's special autonomy. It split the state of Jammu and Kashmir in two and changed their status to union territories, sparking a row with Pakistan.

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