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Afghan president says US security deal not ready; will convene council of elders to discuss it

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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Karzai says disagreements over security and sovereignty are impeding a security deal with the United States and says he will convene a council of elders in one month to discuss the agreement. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)The Associated Press

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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Karzai says disagreements over security and sovereignty are impeding a security deal with the United States and says he will convene a council of elders in one month to discuss the agreement. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)The Associated Press

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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai takes a question during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Karzai says disagreements over security and sovereignty are impeding a security deal with the United States and says he will convene a council of elders in one month to discuss the agreement. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)The Associated Press

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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai center, arrives for a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Karzai says disagreements over security and sovereignty are impeding a security deal with the United States and says he will convene a council of elders in one month to discuss the agreement. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)The Associated Press

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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai adjusts his cap during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Karzai says disagreements over security and sovereignty are impeding a security deal with the United States and says he will convene a council of elders in one month to discuss the agreement. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)The Associated Press

Afghanistan's president says disagreements over issues such as sovereignty are still impeding a security deal with the United States.

President Hamid Karzai says he will convene a council of Afghan elders — a Loya Jirga — in a month's time to discuss the state of the agreement.

It is doubtful a deal will be complete by that time.

The deal will give the U.S. a legal basis for having military forces in Afghanistan after 2014. If there is no deal, there will be no U.S. forces in Afghanistan after that time.

Karzai, who spoke to reporters on Monday, also condemned what he described as repeated violations of Afghan sovereignty by the U.S. and allies.