Nov. 25 (UPI) --
The US Department of State on Sunday applauded Afghan tribal elder support for the US-Afghanistan
Bilateral Security Agreement.
The Loya Jirga was comprised of 2,500 Afghan elders acting as delegates to review and approve the deal agreed upon by the United States and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The State Department noted that the "critical next step" is to get the BSA signed "in short order." The Loya Jirga, in addition to supporting the deal, recommend that the BSA be signed by 2014.
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