WASHINGTON (Web Desk): Pakistan’s diplomat to the United States Asad Majeed Khan said on Tuesday that India’s violent and unilateral actions have further declined the regional tensions in South Asia.
While speaking to Fox News channel in the United States., the ambassador said: “Individually changing the status of a region which has been seen by the international community over the years as a undecided territory … has really put the region at the verge of a serious conflict.”
“Pakistan will not compromise on its independence and fully reserves the right to respond if its dominion is challenged.”
“They are trying to rewrite history and they have tried to divest a people of their identity. And they have individually tried to settle an issue which has been there on the United Nations agenda for almost 70 years.”
When asked about how Pakistan can deescalate the situation, the ambassador replied: “I think the incitement clearly has come from India. Prime Minister Imran Khan was here. He spoke to you personally. He also met President Donald Trump at the White House. And we’ve been very reliable in making all the proposals for peace to India. Unfortunately, all those signs have not been reciprocated.”
Asad Majeed added, “It is for the United Nations. it is for friends like the United States and other international players – they need to interfere.”