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John Kerry has told reporters that he is hopeful that talks with the Taliban can get "back on track" but that he was "unsure whether that was possible".
The US Secretary of State also indicated that a Taliban office in Qatar which was very recently opened, would "have to close" if the Taliban decided not to continue with the negotiations.
Taliban officials have said they are willing to release a captive US soldier in exchange for some of the prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, the Associated Press reports.
US diplomats are set to meet Taliban representatives in Qatar for the first formal direct talks. The meeting will take place following months of negotiations.
Dr Rudra Chaudhuri compiled a report on the issue last year following a interviews with four senior Taliban figures.
He told Daybreak "the old guard of the Taliban want some sort of a negotiative end to this conflict."
He added: "There is a recognition amongst all sides that military victory, be it by the American led victory or the Taliban military victory is out of the question."
A delegation of US officials has arrived in Qatar for peace talks with representatives of the Afghan Taliban, Reuters reported citing a diplomatic source.
The talks are expected to take place in the capital Doha tomorrow.
Earlier today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspended talks with the US on a security pact, accusing Washington of providing "inconsistent statements" on peace talks with the Taliban.
President Hamid Karzai said Afghanistan will not join the Qatar peace talks with the Taliban "until the process is Afghan-led", Reuters reported.
The Afghan government said it has suspended security talks with the US due to the "contradiction between the acts and the statements" made by Washington.
Latest ITV News reports
Official peace talks on Afghanistan between the United States and the Taliban were delayed today, amid a row about an office.
American negotiators will sit down with black turbaned men from the Taliban, at least one of whom speaks impeccable English.