US in Afghanistan until `job is done`: Obama

The US leader says the job is to enable Afghans to secure their own country.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 09:59 AM IST

New York: President Barack Obama says US troops will stay in Afghanistan "until the job is done”.

The President made the comment in an interview on Friday with
BBC Persian Television, which reaches Persian-speaking audiences in Afghanistan, Iran and elsewhere.

As he has in the past, Obama emphasised that a July 2011 date to begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan does not mean the end of America`s commitment to that country.
Obama said that the job in Afghanistan is "to provide Afghans themselves the capacity to secure their own country”.

PTI