Iran’s foreign ministry has asked Afghanistan not to sign a security deal with the U.S. that would keep American troops in the country for the next decade.
KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, opening up the prospect of a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from the strife-torn nation next year.
U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan 12 years ago Monday in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, initiating a conflict some experts worry has been forgotten.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) sent the Obama administration a fourth letter Monday requesting an explanation for the United States secretly sending money to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
Afghan officials warned recently that terrorists from Pakistan are infiltrating into Wardak Province near Kabul as security deteriorates amid suicide bombings and insider attacks by the Taliban.