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Pakistan Urges U.S. to Do More to Help End the Kashmir Standoff

  • India’s move makes disputed area a prison, U.S. envoy says
  • Ambassador Asad Khan comments on tensions in an interview
Supporters of the Pakistani political and Islamic party Jammat-e-Islami (JI) shout slogans during an anti-Indian protest in Islamabad on Aug. 9.

Supporters of the Pakistani political and Islamic party Jammat-e-Islami (JI) shout slogans during an anti-Indian protest in Islamabad on Aug. 9.

Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan called on the Trump administration to do more to help ease tensions after India revoked autonomy in the disputed Muslim-majority state of Kashmir, a decision that has inflamed tensions between the two Asian powers.

“The U.S. could do and the U.S. must do more to help defuse this situation and to perhaps inject some more sanity on the Indian side," Asad Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., said in an interview on Friday in Washington with Bloomberg News editors and reporters. “We would expect that from all our friends. It really is a question of principle."