Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he would no longer seek a dialogue with India and alarmed that a threat of a military escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbors was rising.
In an interview with The New York Times a day after he had a talk with President Donald Trump on the phone, the premier complained about what he described as repeated rebuffs from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his appeals for communication, he said.
“There is no point in talking to them. I mean, I have done all the talking. Unfortunately, now when I look back, all the overtures that I was making for peace and dialogue, I think they took it for appeasement,” Imran khan said to interview the media.
“There is nothing more that we can do,” khan said.
PM Imran said, “The most important thing is that eight million people’s lives are at risk. We are all worried that there is ethnic cleansing and genocide about to happen”
“And then you are looking at two nuclear-armed countries eyeball to eyeball, and anything can happen,” Imran khan said.
“My worry is that this can escalate and for two nuclear-armed countries, it should be alarming for the world what we are facing now,” he added.
On the other hand, Trump said, “I’ll do the best I can to mediate or do something.”