U.S. to Withdraw All Troops from Afghanistan
    2014-02-26 10:12:13     CRIENGLISH.com         Web Editor: Wang


  

US President Barack Obama is putting more pressure on Afghan President Hamid Karzai when it comes to the United States' involvement in Afghanistan following this year.

The White House says Obama has placed a call to Karzai, telling the Afghan president the US is now beginning its preparations for a full withdrawal of troops by the end of the year.

This comes as Karzai continues to avoid signing a Bilateral Security Agreement which would see some US troops say behind following the scheduled withdrawal of NATO forces by the end of this year.

Obama has reportedly told Karzai that the longer he waits, the fewer US troops will remain behind.

White House spokesperson Jay Carney.

"The fact that President Karzai has indicated that it is unlikely he will sign the BSA (Bilateral Security Agreement) means that if he doesn't sign, it is at least possible that a successor Afghan government might sign it. But that pushes us later into the year and the longer we go, without a signed BSA, by necessity the more narrow in the size and ambition the mission for a post 2014 force would be."

The unsigned Bilateral Security Agreement would keep about 10-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan in a support role for 10 years.

Karzai has been refusing to sign the deal, saying he needs concessions from US forces about raids in the country.

Share

               


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.


 
Hourly News more

The Beijing Hour more
The Beijing Hour updated 20:00 2014/05/23
Micro-blog: weibo.com/beijinghour

Highlights more

People In The Know more
2016-04-11 China and Canada: Closer Bilateral Ties Expected 
In this edition of program, we are joined by a Chinese-Canadian senator and a Canadian professor to take a look at the ties between China and Canada.
2016-04-08 Energy Security in Asia 
In this edition of program, we are joined by a scholar and a businessman to take a look at energy security in Asia?

Talk to CRI

News
China
World
Politics
Business
Sports
Showbiz
Sci-tech
Photo
Recommended
China
World
Sports
Showbiz
Travel
Video
C4
The Sound Stage
Showbiz
Travel
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Travel
Destinations
Photo Gallery
Recommended
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ