Thursday 30th January 2014,

NATO warns Afghan support at risk without troop status accord

Reporters365 January 27, 2014 No Comments

Afghanistan cannot continue stalling on a post-2014 US and NATO troop status accord without jeopardising essential financial support for its armed forces, NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned Monday.
“The Afghan political leadership should not underestimate the negative impact (refusing to sign a deal) has… in troop-contributing countries,” Rasmussen said.
If there is no agreement establishing the legal status of a US-NATO training mission after the alliance ends its combat role this year, then there is every likelihood “we will end up with the zero (troop) option”.
That means a complete withdrawal

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