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Afghan ministers will not sign US security deal unless demands met: Faizi

Aimal Faizi [1]Officials in the presidential palace of Afghanistan reiterated that the demands of the Afghan government should be met to pave the way for the signing of the bilateral security between Kabul and Washington.

Aimal Faizi, spokesman for president Hamid Karzai has said that the Afghan ministers will not be authorized to sign the security pact unless the demands are met.

Mr. Faizi further added that president Hamid Karzai remains committed to his two main demands to sign the agreement. “President Karzai wants an absolute end to the military operations on Afghan homes and a meaningful start to the peace process, and we are certain that the Americans can practically do that within days or weeks,” Faizi quoted by Reuters said.

He also added, “As long as these demands are not accepted, President Karzai will not authorize any minister to sign it.”

The comments by Faizi are followed by US Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks regarding the bilateral security agreement who said Tuesday that the Afghan defense minister or the government can sign the pact.

According to reports, US officials have also approached Afghan defense minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi during the NATO foreign ministerial meeting in Brussels to discuss such a possibility.