US can't be the mediator: Clinton on Kashmir issue

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Islamabad, Jul 20: U S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her visit to Pakistan, clearly explained that US is not interested in mediating on Kashmir issue.

But at the same time she also said that the Kashmir issue is an impediment to relations between the two neighbour countries, India and Pakistan

"Kashmir is an impediment, in my view, to the development of a relationship which can be mutually beneficial to India and Pakistan. I think Pakistan can benefit enormously from a positive relationship and increased trade with India," said Clinton on Tuesday, Jul 20.

Meanwhile, according to CNN-IBN, Ayman al Zawahri, an al-qaeda leader, threatened US President Barack Obama in an Islamist website.

Obama made his first trip to Afghanistan as president in Mar 2010, delivering a rousing speech to U.S. troops, telling them he was confident they would have success in their mission.

According the CNN-IBN report, the threat came in response to Obama's speech in Afghanistan to US troops that they will succeed in overthrowing Taliban.

"Poor Obama comes to Kabul and he promises that Taliban shall not return to power. Can you promise that your hordes will return safely to America," said Zawahri in an audio tape posted on Islamist websites often used by al Qaeda.

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