The United States has expressed its support for Canada’s investigation into the killing of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil and has called on India to cooperate in the probe, according to a senior US official.
John Kirby, the Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House, said, “We believe that a fully transparent and comprehensive investigation is the appropriate approach so that we can all have a clear understanding of what transpired, and we certainly encourage India to cooperate.”
John Kirby, speaking to CNN, described Canada’s accusation as “very serious” and noted that US President Joe Biden was aware of the situation. When asked if the US was aware of the intelligence upon which Canada based its allegation, Kirby replied, “I need to be cautious in my remarks here to respect the integrity of this investigation and defer to Canada to discuss the underlying information and their ongoing efforts to learn more. We want to respect that process; it’s their investigation.”