United States President Donald Trump has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart, Imran Khan to work towards reducing tension in Kashmir.
Describing the situation as “tough”, Trump tweeted that his conversations with both leaders were good.
About 30 minutes after a phone conversation with PM Modi, where the Indian leader raised the issue of "extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence" by leaders of Pakistan, Trump spoke to Khan and asked him to "moderate rhetoric" with India.
Tension between the neighbouring nations has been high after the Indian government decided to abrogated the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcating the state into Union Territories.
Pakistan has been vocally critical of the Indian government’s actions with Khan calling the Indian government "fascist" and "supremacist" on Sunday.