Mentors, Monitors

Paula Zahn (CNN): Is it possible to defuse the situation in Kashmir without the United States taking a side?

Deputy US Secretary of State Richard Armitage: I guess it’s theoretically possible, but it’s difficult. The Simla Accord of 1972…both India and Pakistan determined that the question of Kashmir was a bilateral issue. And if it’s to be solved, it will be solved bilaterally, but I think with the help and the assistance and encouragement of the international community, first among them the United States, and also Great Britain.”