Live up to your responsibilities: US tells India

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Chicago, Jul 22: In the wake of the escalated tension between India and Pakistan, the United States has pulled up both the countries asking them to "live up to their respective responsibilities".

Obama administration is reportedly upset with India's move to go public on the revelations made by Pakistan-born American terrorist David Coleman Headley during his interrogation by American and Indian investigators.

Stating that US values cooperation with India on combating terrorism but it places responsibility on both countries, State Department spokesman P J Crowley said, "We fully expect both countries (India and Pakistan) to live up to their respective responsibilities."

Crowley's statement came during his daily news conference in response to a question about an Indian media report that stated that the US is upset about the statements from senior Indian officials on the details of Headley's disclosures during his interrogation with FBI and India's NIA.

The statements from Indian officials such as Home Secretary GK Pillai has not only further strained the Indo-Pak ties but has also upset the Indian Home Ministry which imposed a gag order on him.

United States has been serious on protecting the confidentiality of the probe ever since it gave India access to the terrorist in FBI custody.

"To protect the confidentiality of the investigations being conducted by both India and the US, both countries have agreed not to disclose the contents of the interviews," US Justice Department had said after the team of Indian investigators questioned the Lashkar-e-Toiba operative.

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