The Taliban have told the BBC that their doors are open should us President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future.

In an exclusive interview, Chief Negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai insisted negotiation remained the only way for peace in Afghanistan.

Stanikzai’s words came a week after President Trump declared the talks dead.

Earlier this month, the two sides had appeared close to a deal to end the 18-year conflict.