US wants India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue

Washington: Amid the current tensions between India and Pakistan, the US has called on India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir dispute through a meaningful dialogue.

“…On the Kashmir issue, our position has not changed. We want this to be worked out between both sides, the issue of Kashmir,” US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in the daily press briefing here on Thursday.

“And generally, generally speaking, I mean, we obviously want to see the tensions that exist right now be brought down and for dialogue to take its place — meaningful dialogue to try to address these issues bilaterally between the countries,” he said.
The State Department’s comments came as India-Pakistan relations dipped to a new low in recent times with cross-border terror attacks and the Indian Army’s surgical strikes at terror “launch pads” across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.