U.S. wants Afghanistan to sign security deal in 'weeks not months'

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai

(Credit: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (EPA))

The United States wants the Afghanistan government to sign a bilateral security agreement in matter of weeks if a contingent of U.S. troops is to remain there after 2014, the White House said on Monday.

The Afghan government had ignored U.S. demands for it to sign a framework security agreement by the end of 2013, after protracted negotiations that have strained relations between the two countries.


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