US encourages dialogue on Kashmir

15 May 2008
The Daily Times


Washington: The United States has reaffirmed its support for the peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir issue, saying it would continue encouraging discussion among parties to resolve the dispute. US State Department Deputy spokesman Tom Casey said Pakistan and India should resolve differences over the dispute through dialogue. “Certainly, we believe that any differences between India and Pakistan are things that should be resolved through dialogue.” “And as you know, we’ve supported dialogue and discussion among the parties in the past, and we’ll continue to do so,” he said on Wednesday in response to a question regarding Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s statement that Kashmir is the core dispute between the two South Asian nations.