Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that "no pressure, no threats and no psychological war" will force him to sign a U.S. deal allowing foreign forces to remain in the country past a planned withdrawal at the end of this year.The Bilateral Security Agreement would allow about 10,000 U.S. troops and about 6,000 from allied nations to remain in Afghanistan past 2014, largely to help train Afghanistan security forces. The U.S. had wanted the deal to be signed by Dec. 31 because it needs time to prepare to keep thousands of U.S. troops in the country for up to a decade.
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