Kerry announces deal on Afghan security pact, says no 'apology' Staff
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 4:37 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday announced that U.S. and Afghan negotiators had finalized the language for a security pact outlining the role of American troops after 2014 and denied the deal included an American "apology" for its conduct in the war. “We reached an agreement as to the final language of the bilateral security agreement that will be placed before the loya jirga tomorrow,” Kerry told reporters at a press conference. The deal must be approved by a council of Afghan elders before taking effect.