▲ Up
 
09:04 03-05-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanMongoliaWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Obama threatens Karzai with Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Bishkek (AKIpress) - troop U.S. President Barack Obama says he will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, if the Afghan president continues to delay signing a post-war security deal, reported ABC News.

The United States has about 33,600 troops in Afghanistan. It is withdrawing the force in line with Mr Obama's vow to largely end a 12-year mission that began after the attacks in the US on September 11, 2001.

The original plan would see up to 8,000 US troops remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014 for counter-terrorism operations.

Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has agreed to a deal but he refuses to sign a joint security agreement.

Now, Mr Obama has run out of patience, telling Mr Karzai that plans are being drawn up to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan.

If that occurs, US troops will not be there to train Afghan forces or lead operations against Al Qaeda.

However, the US also has the option to keep a small contingent in Afghanistan next year without Mr Karzai's agreement.

Mr Karzai has already ignored the White House's earlier demand that the deal be signed within weeks, not months.


Twitterfacebookprint
09:18 26.02.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:27 2 licenses issued for development of shell limestone deposits in Osh and Jalal-Abad regions17:20 Kazakh delegation participates in meeting of Executive Committee of Bureau International des Expositions16:58 Turkmenistan and China discuss expansion of cooperation16:50 Finance Ministry to seek KGS 400 million to pay off Kyrgyzjilkommunsoyuz's debt for fuel and heat energy subsidies16:20 Afghanistan to take necessary measures to ensure safety during TAPI gas pipeline construction15:45 PM, Saudi envoy discuss cooperation issues15:20 Kyrgyzstan to take part in OIC forum to present investment projects15:10 Kyrgyz, Tajik Foreign Ministers discussed cooperation15:05 232 conscripts of State Border Service take oath15:01 Brazil's Rousseff ups social spending as Senate ruling looms14:56 India to provide $1 billion loan for Mongolia14:36 Resorts in Issyk-Kul won't be able to operate without passing certification - Governor14:29 Monthly unemployment payment to amount to 250 soms14:17 Membership in Organization of Islamic Cooperation is foreign policy priority of Kyrgyzstan - Speaker14:10 Atambayev, OIC Secretary General meet in Bishkek13:57 Foreign Minister, OIC Secretary General discuss cooperation13:27 Swiss, Turkmen relations discussed in Ashgabat13:25 Kazakh FM, China's State Councilor discuss cooperation in Beijin13:19 Anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party says Muslims not welcome in Germany12:52 Father and son from Talas assembled one of a kind car from different spare parts
Astana
+11° C
Ashgabat
+22° C
Bishkek
+18° C
Dushanbe
+18° C
Tashkent
+24° C
Ulaanbaatar
+16° C
exchange rates
 
78.21
68.26
10.55
1.06
373.14
327.66
50.51
5.09
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
4.02
3.50
0.54
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75