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In Meeting With Rice, Karzai Balks On Quick Singing Of BSA, Adds More Conditions

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November 25, 2013 AT 3:07 PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai pushed back against U.S. efforts to get him to quickly sign a major bilateral security agreement — and even suggested new terms for the precarious deal. In a meeting in Kabul with U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Karzai laid out new terms for the security accord and “indicated he is not prepared to sign the BSA promptly,” the White House said in a readout of the meeting between the two officials. Karzai has said that he would rather wait until after the Afghan presidential election in April.