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Afghanistan Will Sign U.S. Security Pact, Says Germany

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February 13, 2014 AT 5:32 AM
Germany's foreign minister said on Thursday that he had received assurances from Afghan President Hamid Karzai that Afghanistan would sign a security deal with the United States that allows Western troops to remain in the country. The United States has warned it could withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan, unless the pact is signed soon. Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke to Karzai during a weekend trip to Afghanistan. The security deal is a condition for those soldiers to remain active in that country.