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US denies any roadmap for Kashmir issue

Josy Joseph in New Delhi | May 02, 2003 17:27 IST

The United States on Friday denied reports that it has developed a roadmap for solving the Kashmir problem.

A US embassy spokesman said reports attributed to General (retd) Jay Garner that the US has set year 2004 as deadline for solving the Kashmir issue is wrong. "These reports in their entirety and in each allegation are a complete fabrication," he said.

Pakistani newspaper The News had reported on Thursday that Garner, who is the US administrator for Iraq, told a prominent Pakistani that his country will ensure a 'permanent solution' of the 'Kashmir problem' by December 2004 at the latest.

The Pakistani, who was reportedly invited to dinner by Garner, was told the US wants to 'solve this problem once and for all'. The newspaper said Garner told the unnamed Pakistani that South Asia is the world's 'most volatile region' due to nuclear weapons in the possession of India and Pakistan. "It is even more dangerous than North Korea because of the history," Garner was quoted as telling his Pakistani guest. "A Kashmir roadmap will follow in the wake of the West Asia roadmap aimed at resolving the Palestinian issue on a permanent basis," he is quoted to have further said to the Pakistani.

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: kashmir roadmap

No roadmaps entertained from US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wot do u think guys? Why should US play a role of Universal Soldier?

Posted by deshpremi

Sub: kashmir

India can resolve its problems on own in the best possible way...if others want to involve in this matters, they will face very bad consequences ...

Posted by nataraj

Sub: Roadmap

Cannot see anything wrong in the US having a roadmap. India and Pukistan are not going to be able to solve the dispute between themselves. ...

Posted by Shaw

Sub: Garner issue

This reflects the dishonest purpose of a few groups who want to thwart the peace process and also jeopardize the burgeoning Indo-US relations. In yesterday's ...

Posted by pradip k mazumder

Sub: Kashmir road map

For god's sake recruit some sensible people in your present administration. You need it badly to improve your image worldwide. The day is not far ...

Posted by vijender



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