Nervous Imran Khan Dialed President Trump Minutes Before UNSC Meeting on Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan dialed U.S. President Trump minutes before the UNSC closed door meet began. The two leaders spoke for about 12 minutes and their conversations mostly restricted to Kashmir.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said: “The prime minister conveyed to the US president the situation and danger which can arise in Kashmir.”

Pakistan formally called for an emergency meeting of the UNSC to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Qureshi said on Thursday. “The world needs to realise that it is the issue of humanity and not a piece of land between the two countries,” Qureshi said.

Qureshi sent a formal letter to UNSC president Joanna Wronecka through the country’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi to convene the meeting.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged India and Pakistan to exercise “maximum restraint” and refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir. He had highlighted the Simla Agreement which rejects any third-party mediation on the issue.

Source : Various

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