Kashmir: Trump offers to mediate, France appeals for de-escalation

Kashmir: Trump offers to mediate, France appeals for de-escalation

The Kashmir issue continues to hog the headlines.  Donald Trump has opined that Kashmir is a convoluted affair involving Hindu-Muslim issues.

“Kashmir is a very complicated place. You have the Hindus, and you have the Muslims, and I wouldn’t say they get along so great," the US President said. He threw enough hints that he is ready to mediate.   

Soon after his comments, France said that restraint is advised on the issue.  "It is essential to abstain from any measure that aggravates the tension," France is said to have told Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.  

Both the US and France recently supported India at the UNSC.