UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will not play any role in the strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir unless both parties -- India and Pakistan -- agree to his good offices, a U.N. spokesman said Monday. "As you know our good offices are always available to the parties as long as they are agreed to by both or all parties to the conflict. In this case over the years that does not seem to have been the case but certainly our good offices are available should both (parties) choose," Associate Spokesman Farhan Haq said in response to a question. He was asked at the regular noon briefing whether the secretary-general was prepared to act and try to settle the conflict in the Indian Occupied Kashmir which is intensifying. Over the years, India has refused any offers of good offices or mediation by the U.N., saying that Kashmir was a bilateral issue. So far, Ban Ki-moon has offered no comments on the growing clashes in Indian Occupied Kashmir, in which more than 34 people have been killed, except to say that he is monitoring the situation.