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Kerry hopeful on Taliban talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said US talks with the Taliban could ultimately lead to reconciliation.

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Kerry: Taliban talks need to get 'back on track'

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.

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