New Delhi, Apr 5: The United States has said that the issue on direct access for India to US terror suspect David Headley has been taken up at the highest level.
US ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer met Home Minister P Chidambaram here on Monday evening, Apr 5.
Speaking to reporters, Roemer said, "I just had a very successful meeting with the Home Minister where I talked about working very closely for cooperation with government of India and government of US on counter-terrorism issues."
When asked on US granting access to Headley, Roemer said, "This is an issue that is being taken up at the highest levels of the US government day and night constantly."
India has been seeking access to Headley to unravel all details of his activities regarding the 26/11 attacks and plans for further strikes in this country.
The US has shared with India a lot of information based on his interrogation but has so far refused access to him, citing its legal difficulties.
"It is in both government of India and government of US' interest to work together to protect common people from attacks wherever may they come from," the Ambassador added.