WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Monday urged Afghanistan to “promptly” sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), or else it would be forced to begin the process of withdrawal of all its troops from the country.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Saturday welcomed NATO's decision to begin talks on the status of forces agreement (SOFA) with Afghanistan, saying its conclusion is based on signing of the bilateral security agreement (BSA).
WASHINGTON (PAN): More than a decade after the United States sent its troops into Afghanistan to throw out the Taliban and defeat Al Qaeda, an overwhelming majority of Americans believes the war is not worth fighting.
WASHINGTON (PAN): High Peace Council Chairman Burhanuddin Rabbani on Wednesday held talks with senior State Department officials, including US Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Any delay in the signing of the bilateral security agreement (BSA) would jeopardise the presence of US troops in Afghanistan post 2014, the White House warned on Wednesday, saying it could not wait any longer for further developments in Afghanistan.
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.