Updated: 12/07/2013 19:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Pentagon chief Hagel lands in Kabul with troop accord in limbo

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel flew into Kabul on Saturday amid frustration in Washington over the Afghan president's refusal to sign an accord allowing NATO troops to stay in the country beyond next year.


Pentagon chief Hagel lands in Kabul with troop accord in limbo

Chuck Hagel speaks at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Regional Security Summit in Manama on December 7, 2013

US officials said no meeting was scheduled with President Hamid Karzai, but the president's spokesman said Karzai and Hagel were due to hold talks later Saturday -- the latest sign of discord between the allies.

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