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Karzai blasts US, balks at signing security pact

KABUL — Afghanistan’s president on Monday ruled out signing a security deal with the United States until disagreements over sovereignty are resolved but said he will convene a council of elders in one month to help him make a decision on the pending agreement.

Hamid Karzai made the pointed remarks about the languishing Bilateral Security Agreement even as he condemned what he described as repeated violations of Afghan sovereignty by the United States and allies.

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