U.S. hints at Trump acting as mediator between India-Pak

| Updated: Apr 04, 2017 20:25 IST

New York [U.S.], Apr. 4 (ANI): Stating that the Trump administration will try and "find its place to be a part" of efforts to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley has suggested that President Donald Trump may participate in the mediation process. "It's absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see how we de-escalate any sort of conflict going forward," Haley said in a press conference. When asked whether the U.S. would make any effort to get India and Pakistan to engage in peace talks, she said "I would expect that the (Trump) administration is going to be in talks and try and find its place to be a part of that (process)." "We don't think we should wait till something happens. We very much think that we should be proactive in the way that we are seeing tensions rise and conflicts start to bubble up, and so we want to see if we can be a part of that," the US envoy added. "I think that will be something that you will see members of the (US) National Security Council participate in, but also wouldn't be surprised if the president participates in that as well," she said. The UN has been continuously voicing concerns over the continuing tensions between India and Pakistan. (ANI)

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