The Taliban have opened new offices in Doha ahead of holding historic talks with the US aimed at finding a political solution to end the war in Afghanistan.
In Doha a spokesman said the group opposes the use of Afghan soil to threaten other countries and supports the negotiating process - two demands made by the US and Afghan president before talks can begin.
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.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai says his government will not take part in any peace talks involving the Taliban - at least for now.