Afghan Defense Minister: Security Deal Will Pass

Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 11:14 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

BERLIN — Afghanistan's top defense official says he's confident a security deal on keeping U.S. and other international troops in his country after 2014 will be approved by an important national assembly, the Loya Jirga of tribal elders.

Defense Minister Gen. Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, speaking through a translator, told reporters in Berlin Thursday that when the Loya Jirga meets in late November, "we are very confident that we can vote for this agreement with a large majority and sign it."

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has insisted the bilateral security agreement he agreed to in principle with the United States this month be vetted by the Loya Jirga.

The deal would allow American forces to stay after combat troops in the NATO-led military coalition depart at the end of 2014.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US Asks NKorea to Release Americans on Humanitarian Concerns

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 08:45 AM

The U.S. government on Monday requested that the North Korean government release three U.S. citizens currently detained  . . .

Pakistan's Premier Challenged by Raging Protests

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 14:38 PM

ISLAMABAD - Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Mond . . .

China Defends Hong Kong Democracy Plan as Protests Break Out

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 08:39 AM

China defended a plan to place limits on democracy in Hong Kong, calling on opposition lawmakers to get behind its rulin . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved