The majority of Afghan tribal leaders have announced their opposition to having strategic partnership with the United States to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
On Monday, Afghanistan's tribal grand assembly rejected the US strategic cooperation which would allow permanent US military bases in the country, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Afghan government officials were reportedly among supporters of the partnership, while the majority of the country's tribal leaders opposed it.
During the gathering, Karzai said that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had “paid for his actions” after he was reportedly killed during a US operation in Pakistan on Sunday.
After voicing gratitude towards the US for carrying out the operation against bin Laden, Karzai reminded his audience that Afghanistan has been a victim of terrorism, witnessing killings and deaths on a daily basis in the name of al-Qaeda and bin Laden.
The death of bin Laden comes almost ten years after the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States which resulted in death of nearly 3,000 people.
During the 2001 incident, some 19 "al-Qaeda terrorists" reportedly hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners, crashing two of them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
A third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.