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NATO Urges Afghan President To Sign U.S. Security Pact Quickly

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December 03, 2013 AT 10:19 AM
NATO leaders urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday to swiftly sign a security pact that would enable some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014, saying failure to do so could jeopardize security and foreign aid. UN National Secretary Susan Rice. U.S. and NATO officials have warned that if Karzai does not sign the security deal with the United States promptly, both the United States and the alliance would have to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and abandon plans to leave behind a smaller training and advisory force.