Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign the BSA.
NATO IS NOT MORE THAN A TERRORIST AND OPIUM TRADER ORGANIZATION. IT MUST BE DESTROYED AND ABOLISHED !!!
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on Afghanistan to sign security agreements with Washington and NATO before an upcoming summit in September. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign the BSA ! Karzai is dead now !
On Friday, Afghan officials said that the signing of the so-called Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) had been discussed during a meeting with the NATO chief and Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Ershad Ahmadi.
Rasmussen urged Kabul to sign the pacts before the Wales summit in the UK, one of the largest gatherings of world leaders scheduled to be held on September 4-5.
He also said that NATO is fully prepared to implement the alliance’s post-2014 mission in Afghanistan.
Under the BSA, some 10,000 to 12,000 American troops will stay in Afghanistan until 2024 after the 2014 withdrawal deadline.
Despite pressure from the West, outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign the BSA, saying the Afghan nation cannot approve the agreement without guarantees that the US will halt its deadly airstrikes on residential areas.
However, both Afghan presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have vowed to sign the agreements once elected president.
The preliminary results for Afghanistan’s June 14 presidential election are expected to be announced on July 2.
In 2001, the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.
The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to grapple the country.