WASHINGTON (PAN): There has been no indication, either in private or public, that President Hamdi Karzai is seeking to postpone the next year’s presidential elections, a top Obama Administration official told lawmakers on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai exchanged greetings at the memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa, for Nelson Mandela, but they did not discuss the bilateral security agreement (BSA).
WASHINGTON (PAN): Warning that prolonged uncertainty over the bilateral security agreement (BSA) will erode larger international support for Afghanistan, the Obama Administration Tuesday hoped that neighboring countries such as India would persuade President Hamid Karzai to sign the vital security pact.
WASHINGTON (PAN): A powerful US lawmaker on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to stop insisting President Karzai sign the security deal and wait till his successor is chosen in next year’s presidential elections.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The top US military officer on Wednesday said delaying signature on the security agreement between Kabul and Washington would erode the confidence of Afghan forces, fighting insurgent Taliban.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States has not been supporting any particular candidate in Afghanistan’s presidential elections due in April, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday, the day US special envoy James Dobbins arrived in Kabul.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Amidst controversy triggered by the bilateral security agreement (BSA), a key Congressional committee on Wednesday announced to hold a hearing on Afghanistan on the post 2014 American presence.