Pakistan open to mediation on peace with India as US expresses availability.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan is open to mediation on peace with India after the United States expressed availability to play a role, diplomats said.

Senior Pakistani diplomats told The Nation that Pakistan believed powerful countries can play an important role for regional peace. 'Decades of tensions have given nothing to the region. We want all the issues resolved through talks,' said a senior diplomat. The United States earlier said it supported a constructive dialogue and meanAingful conversation between PakiAstan and India. The Biden adminAistration however, reiterated that it is for Islamabad and New Delhi to decide on the nature of that diaAlogue. 'The US is ready to play its role if they agree,' State DepartAment Spokesperson Ned Price said. 'Because these are decisions for the countries themselves. If they agree on a particular role for the United States, the United States is prepared to, as a partner to both countries, support that process in any way that we responsibly can,' Price told a news conference. He added: 'Ultimately, it is not for the United States to determine...

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