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IMRAN KHAN: NO POINT IN TALKING TO THEM (INDIA). ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 
22 AUgust 2019


Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he does not want to 
pursue dialogue with India, and with the face-off between two "nuclear-armed countries", "anything can happen" - indicating conflict between the two countries. 


In an interview to The New York Times published on Thursday, Khan 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. There is nothing more that we can do." 

While ruling out any more efforts by Pakistan, Khan - who has spoken to US President Donald Trump at least twice since India scrapped the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 - again raised the spectre of a looming conflict between the two countries, "And then you are looking at two nuclear-armed countries eyeball to eyeball, and anything can happen," he 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." 

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