US can play ‘any role’ on Kashmir, says Obama

November 8th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The US cannot provide a solution to the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir but it can play “any role” if the two countries so desire, President Barack Obama said Monday.

Calling the Kashmir row a “long-standing dispute between India and Pakistan”, Obama said that it was in the interest of both New Delhi and Islamabad to reduce tensions between them.

“The US cannot (provide) a solution to this problem,” he said, adding he had indicated to Manmohan Singh that “we are happy to play any role … that is appropriate to reduce their tensions”.

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