The Barack Obama Administration has ramped up the pressure on the outgoing Hamid Karzai government to sign the bilateral security agreement in "a matter of weeks" even as the campaign for the presidential elections kicked off in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan`s President Hamid Karzai Saturday reiterated his preconditions for inking a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US, saying he will not sign unless the peace process begins and security is ensured in the country.
The US has asked Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to quickly sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), saying the delay in signing will affect its allies` ability to plan a potential follow-on mission.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in an incident set to add fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States just yet while attaching new conditions is a risky gamble. It rests on the belief that the Americans will not walk away.
The Obama Administration has asked the Karzai Government of Afghanistan to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with it as soon as possible before the end of this year and insisted the text of the agreement is final from its side.