US Says It’s Not Brokering Any Kashmir Deal

29 December 2009
Daily Times

Islamabad: The US is not brokering any settlement between Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir dispute, the US embassy said on Tuesday.c The embassy was responding to an article published in a local national daily on Monday, which stated that the US Special Representative Ambassador Richard Holbrooke told an interviewer that the US was brokering a deal on the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. “This assertion is false and baseless. Ambassador Holbrooke made no such statement. Moreover, he reiterated the long-standing US position on the Kashmir issue as recently as his December 15 speech to the Council on Foreign Relations,” the embassy said in a statement. staff report