US urges Afghanistan to sign deal this week

December 3, 2013 2:53 AM

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US urges Afghanistan to sign deal this week

WASHINGTON, Dec 2: The United States is urging Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement for keeping US troops in Afghanistan, during a Nato conference which begins in Brussels on Tuesday.

President Karzai’s refusal to sign the proposed pact has soured relations between the two allied nations and on Monday Afghan officials blamed US and coalition forces of deliberately withholding fuel supplies from Afghan army and police units.

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