Imran Khan asks UN to help de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan



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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.

“This is a potential flashpoint,” Khan was quoted a saying by Reuters, adding that it was time for the “international institutions … specifically set up to stop this” to “come into action”.

The Pakistan premier said his biggest fear was how New Delhi would respond to ongoing protests in India over a citizenship law that many feel targets Muslims.

“We’re not close to a conflict right now … What if the protests get worse in India, and to distract attention from that, what if …”

The prime minister said he had discussed the prospect of war between his country and India in a Tuesday meeting with US President Donald Trump. Trump later said he had offered to help mediate between the two countries.

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