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Defense Secretary Hagel responded to France's request for "limited" US military assistance in the Central African Republic by offering to help transport Burundian soldiers to the CAR to participate in the UN peacekeeping force. Hagel told Pakistani officials that keeping supply lines open may be key to the continuance of military aid to Pakistan. Two extradited Londoners, Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan, pled guilty to running websites that helped send funding and fighters to terrorists abroad, including the Chechen mujahideen and the Afghan Taliban. A US official said the shipment of nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria has been suspended and the US is working with the Free Syrian Army to inventory current US supplies for the FSA in Syria.
President Obama said Iran was not likely to give up its nuclear program, and put the odds for successful international negotiations on the program at 50/50 at best. James Dobbins, the special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, warned the Afghan government that failing to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement could lead to civil war in Afghanistan, and that in the absence of such an agreement, US troops had no reason to stay.