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United States gives Afghanistan year-end deadline for crucial security deal

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Reuters, 21 November 2013

AAN’s Kate Clark explains why President Karzai put new obstacles in the way of the US-Afghan security agreement currently discusses in the Consultative Loya Jirga:

“President Karzai just doesn’t want to own the agreement,” said Kate Clark of the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network think tank. “He kept handing the responsibility for agreeing or not agreeing to the agreement to the people in the hall, to the delegates of the Loya Jirga.”

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