Published time: November 25, 2013 22:09
Afghan President Hamid Karzai.(AFP Photo / Massoud Hossaini)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is calling for the United States to cease all military operations on civilian homes and show a clear dedication to the peace process before a security pact is signed, his spokesman said Tuesday.
Karzai set the conditions in a meeting with US National Security Advisor Susan Rice, the US envoy to the region and the NATO commander in Afghanistan. “President Karzai outlined new conditions for signing the agreement and indicated he is not prepared to sign the BSA promptly,” the White House said.
The conditions included returning Afghan citizens from the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay as clear step in launching the peace process ahead of the scheduled exit of most US and NATO forces beyond 2014.