Elements of Taliban are 'ready' to talk peace, key Afghan negotiator says
'We are taking our first steps,' head of new peace council says
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, second left, prays with members of the Afghanistan's peace council, from left Burhanuddin Rabbani, Pir Sayed Ahmad Gailani, and Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf during the inaugural session in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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updated 2 hours 33 minutes ago 2010-10-14T10:57:10
A former Afghan president who heads a new peace council said Thursday that he's convinced the Taliban are ready to negotiate peace.
Burhanuddin Rabbani told reporters in Kabul that the Taliban have not completely rejected the idea of negotiating a nonmilitary resolution of the war.
"They have some conditions to start the negotiations process. It gives us hope that they
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