'Obama administration won't meddle in Kashmir'

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Washington, Jun 7: United States on Sunday, Jun 7 made it clear that it will not meddle with Kashmir issue, but instead will support any effort by India and Pakistan to reduce their tension. Bruce Riedel, a key aide to Barack Obama said, "I do not think, the Obama Administration intends to meddle in Kashmir."

He also urged Islamabad to take the 'first step' to bring to justice the 26/11 Mumbai attacks masterminds. Riedel, a former CIA official, said it is in the interest of the US to see tension between India and Pakistan be reduced and diminished and see a resumption of the bilateral composite dialogue and a back channel between India and Pakistan that produced some significant result between 2006 and May 2007.

"But at the end of the day it is fundamentally up to the Indians and Pakistanis to make those decisions, and change those policies that way. United States can be a supporter and it should be, but it is up to Indians and Pakistanis to find a way to reduce tensions between them," Riedel added.

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