1 Updates
Karzai-Kerry talks extended
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Karzai-Kerry talks extended

Oct 12 2013, 6:36pm CDT | by IANS

Kabul, Oct 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday extended talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on a key security agreement but some contentious issues remain to be finalised, media reported citing a presidential spokesperson.

Kabul, Oct 13 — US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday extended talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on a key security agreement but some contentious issues remain to be finalised, media...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

26 weeks ago

Karzai-Kerry talks extended

Oct 12 2013, 6:36pm CDT | by IANS

Kabul, Oct 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday extended talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on a key security agreement but some contentious issues remain to be finalised, media reported citing a presidential spokesperson.

Kabul, Oct 13 — US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday extended talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on a key security agreement but some contentious issues remain to be finalised, media reported citing a presidential spokesperson.

There is still "some work" to be done related to documents, Aimal Faizi told reporters here, adding that he hoped it would be concluded soon, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.

The spokesperson said the talks between President Karzai and John Kerry were rescheduled for a third round in the evening as the previous two rounds produced no satisfactory results.

Faizi said President Karzai and Kerry were to brief the media on what they discussed about the controversial agreement, but discussions were yet to end on a conclusive note.

The New York Times last week quoted some US and European officials as saying the White House was seriously considering the "zero option" that means no US troops on the ground in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Karzai once suspended bilateral talks on the deal when the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar in a way it looked like the embassy of a government-in-exile.

The discussions, which began last year, have repeatedly been stalled over Karzai's demand for American guarantees against future foreign intervention from countries like Pakistan, and US demands for any post-2014 residual force to be able to conduct counterterrorism and counter-insurgency operations.

The situation deteriorated in the past week following a series of angry comments from Karzai that the US and NATO were repeatedly violating Afghanistan's sovereignty and inflicting suffering on its people.

Another possible reason for the outburst could have been the capture in eastern Afghanistan of senior Pakistani Taliban commander Latif Mehsud by US forces Oct 5, the same day Kerry and Karzai last spoke.

Karzai saw the move as an infringement on Afghan sovereignty.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Meshud's group had claimed responsibility for the 2010 bombing attempt in Times Square and said they would carry out future attacks.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group is honored to receive the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Association’s National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG’s outstanding Construction Management practices on the 5-year Steam Line & Condensate Replacement Project, serving GSA’s Heating Operations & Transmission Division. This complex $13.6M project accomplished replacing 11,000 LF of underground steam lines that serviced 21 Federal buildings within the District.
 
 
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Law Office of Alena Shautsova, a New York Immigration law firm located in Brooklyn , provides the full spectrum of immigration services including consultations regarding immigration benefits for citizens of troubled territories.
 
 
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Responding to the UN report on climate change mitigation, European innovators working across a range of climate innovation disciplines are stressing that major efforts are well under way in Europe.
 
 
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
Mary Ritter, CEO of the EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC, calls for greater collaboration between the private, public and academic sectors to develop new solutions to stop further climate change.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Ryan Seacrest to quit 'American Idol'?
Ryan Seacrest is reportedly planning to quit 'American Idol.' The 39-year-old star, who has hosted the US reality singing competition since its first season in 2002, wants to jump ship before the FOX series is cancelled...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
iOS 6 Users Facing Problems with FaceTime
The iOS 6 users are getting frustrated with the FaceTime, a popular video calling software, as it is continuing to crash in their iPhones and iPads.The users have informed the problem on a thread of Apple Support...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Apple Offering Redesigned iPad Mini with Retina Display at 15% Discount
Apple brings a great offer for the iPad lovers, as the company decides to sell the refurbished model of iPad Mini with Retina display with a great discount of 15%.According to Apple Insider, the 16-GB model is being...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
SungardASVoice: Three Things Businesses Can Learn From The Decline Of American Idol
By Adam Wren Thirteen years into its prime-time run, “American Idol” is a brand in decline. But the kinds of things the show can do–and, in some cases, is doing–to change its fortunes can serve as an example to other...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Justin Bieber crashed Drake Bell's party
Justin Bieber crashed Drake Bell's album party on Thursday night (04.17.14). The 20-year-old singer - who has been repeatedly attacked by the former Nickelodeon star on Twitter in recent months - went out of his way to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
5 features an Amazon phone might offer
NEW YORK (AP) — Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Asia's Week: Japan's Rebound Gets More Taxing
Another calamitous loss of human life gripped Asia’s attention this week, relegating economic matters to secondary notice, but they were also of concern. China’s growth pauses never cease to furrow brows but it is Japan...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Why Drink Organic, Biodynamic And Sustainable Wines For Earth Day?
Six Organic Wines To Try Now Talking about organic wine is surprisingly complicated. When I set out to write this column I planned on rounding up some organic producers, tasting some wines and calling out the tastiest...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Washington's Anxiety as the President Heads to Asia
Anxiety is everywhere these days in the debate over U.S. policy toward Asia. Here in Washington, there seems to be deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s ability to fulfill its promise to rebalance to Asia. In...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla