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Trump steps in to defuse India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir

President's calls to Modi and Khan set stage for US-led cooling of tensions

ISLAMABAD -- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to step into the fray of India-Pakistan relations brought the first ray of hope toward resolving recent frictions between the two South Asian nuclear-armed neighbors.

Trump said on his Twitter account on Monday evening that he had reached out by telephone to the leaders of the two countries, urging both sides to reduce tensions.

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