Washington: The US military has briefed Pakistani military chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on the investigation details of the November 26 NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday.
   
The report was presented to Gen Kayani by a US military officer stationed at the US Embassy in Islamabad.
   
It is only after Kayani was briefed and given adequate time to study it, the report was released to the media.

"We wanted General Kayani to be able to see the entire thing," Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt John Kirby told reporters during an off camera gaggle, adding that this reflected "an appropriate professional courtesy" to Kayani.
   
Earlier, the Commander of the US Central Command, General James Mattis, had offered to fly to Islamabad and brief Kayani on the investigation report, which blames both the US and Pakistani forces for the incident.
   
However, this could not happen due to scheduling
conflict.
   
The NATO attack has plunged US-Pakistan ties to new lows .

(Agencies)