Karzai intends to press showdown with Obama over security pact, aide says

By Tim Craig, Karen DeYoung, November 23, 2013

KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai will continue to defy U.S. threats to walk away from a security agreement between the two countries and plans to reiterate in a speech to a grand council Sunday that he will not sign it before spring, his spokesman said Saturday.

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