Kabul: The Taliban who have been fighting the Afghan government and NATO-led forces in the country to regain power have praised President Hamid Karzai for delaying and not inking security pact known as the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, a Taliban statement sent to media outlets said.
The Taliban offered Karzai support for his position, but also demanded that he abandon all conditions and reject the pact unilaterally.
Karzai has said he will not sign the BSA until after a presidential election to choose his successor next year.
Recently, he listed a range of new demands that included an immediate halt of all raids on foreign homes and the release of all Afghan prisoners held at Guantanamo day.
If the deal is not signed, all foreign soldiers will leave when the current combat mission ends in 2014.
It also means that most of the promised eight billion dollars a year in military and development aid is likely to vanish, the report added.
Washington hopes Kabul will ink BSA by the end of 2013, warning not inking the pact would affect U.S. and allied support to Afghanistan.