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Donald Trump asks Pakistan to “tone down rhetoric” after call with PM Modi

Washington | US President Donald Trump, in a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, asked him to “tone down the rhetoric” over Jammu and Kashmir issue.

Donald Trump called PM Imran Khan soon after his telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which the latter talked about Pakistan and Kashmir.

Trump spoke by telephone with Khan to discuss “the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” said a White House statement, as quoted by PTI.

Trump advised restraint in the situation, reaffirmed the need to avoid escalation of the situation.

The two leaders also agreed to work towards strengthening U.S.-Pakistan economic and trade cooperation, it added.

PM Modi calls President Trump over Kashmir issue

Briefing the US President of narrative peddled by Pakistani leaders, Modi said that extreme rhetoric & incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace.

Prime Minister stated that extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace. He highlighted the importance of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception.

The Prime Minister reiterated India’s commitment to cooperate with anyone who followed this path, in fighting poverty, illiteracy and disease.

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