PM Imran discussed Kashmir, Afghan, Iran issues with Trump


NEW YORK, SEPT 24 (DNA) – Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan met with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of UN General Assembly Session.Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while talking to media in New York on Monday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan explained Pakistan’s clear and firm stance on Kashmir, Afghanistan and Iran during his meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Shah Mehmood said that during his meeting with US President, PM Imran presented Pakistan’s clear stance that a humanitarian crisis had developed in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kahsmir where eight million people were living under siege with their basic human rights usurped.

He said President Trump was told that India would only listen to the United States so it should play its role. Both the US and the UN Security Council would have to play their part if they wanted to avert the bloodshed in the territory.

He said the prime minister also apprised the US leadership of Pakistan’s facilitative ad constructive role in the Afghan peace process that was also acknowledged by Secretary Pompeo.

The prime minister reiterated that there was no-military solution of the Afghan issue and called for resumption of talks to move forward the peace process.

On Iran, the foreign minister said the prime minister made it clear to the US president that the region could not afford any other war as any imprudent action would draw drastic consequences.

However, on the prime minister’s offer of playing his role to ease the situation, the US president mandated him to talk with the Iranian leadership.

He said the prime minister would discuss the matter with the Iranian leadership to find a way out. During the Saudi visit too, the prime minister had viewed that the Iran issue should be resolved amicably.