Taliban in Afghanistan rule out Nato negotiation
The Taliban in Afghanistan have told the BBC that there is no question of their entering into any kind of negotiations with Nato forces.
US commanders and the British army chief of staff, Gen David Richards, had suggested that it might be useful to talk to the Taliban.
But in a statement given to the BBC, Zabiullah Mujahedd, the acknowledged spokesman for the Afghan Taliban leadership, said the group had no intention of entering into talks, insisting: "We are certain that we are winning. Why should we talk if we have the upper hand?"
The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson reports.