US position on Kashmir not changed: State Dept

Washington—Director, Press Office at US Department of State, Elizabeth Trudeau on Moday said that our position on Kashmir has not changed. Elizabeth Trudeau during her briefing here said that it is for Pakistan and India to determine the pace, scope and character of any discussions on Kashmir.
“The pace, the scope, the character of any discussions in Kashmir is for the two sides to determine,” she said. She further stated that US will support any and all positive steps that Pakistan and India can take to forge closer relations.
Regarding current violence in the Indian-held Kashmir, Elizabeth Trudeau said that we are aware of the clashes. We remain concerned about the violence and we encourage to all sides to make efforts for finding a peaceful resolution.
She refused to comment on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech against Pakistan. Modi on Monday in a 90-minute long address at Red Fort for the Indian Independence Day remained silent on the human rights violation in Kashmir, but expressed his concern over the Baloch freedom struggle.—INP

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