Obama to speak with Afghan's Karzai

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 06, 2011 2:03 PM
Obama to speak with Afghan's Karzai

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will speak on Wednesday via video conference with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and has yet to decide on the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from the country, the White House said on Monday.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama will decide relatively soon on the pace of the troop drawdown, which is to begin in July.

Obama discussed Afghanistan and Pakistan with senior advisers for two hours on Monday.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Alister Bull; Editing by Will Dunham)