Deal or No Deal? Afghanistan Wants Delay of Security Deal With US

Post-2014 deal should happen after 2014 presidential election, says the term-limited Hamid Karzai


Afghan President Hamid Karzai told his countrymen on Thursday a vital security pact with the United States should not come into effect until after next year's election and conceded there was little trust between the two countries.

About 2,500 tribal elders and political leaders from all around Afghanistan gathered in the capital, Kabul, for a Loya Jirga, or grand council, to debate whether to allow U.S. troops to stay after the 2014 drawdown of foreign forces.