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.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Welcoming the approval of bilateral security agreement (BSA) by the four-day Loya Jirga, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday sought to sign the BSA quickly so that planning for a post-2104 American presence in Afghanistan begins as soon as possible.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The Obama administration on Friday refused to buy the argument of signing the bilateral security agreement (BSA) after the presidential elections in Afghanistan next year and ruled out changes in the agreed text.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The Obama administration on Thursday said it wanted the bilateral security agreement (BSA) to be signed this year, saying the deal was essential to ensure smooth transition and plans for the post-2014 scenario.
KABUL/WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghanistan and the United States and have reached agreement on the final language of the bilateral security agreement (BSA), which is being placed before the Loya Jirga for approval today, officials said.