Obama insisted that Taliban would have to "accept an Afghan constitution that renounces ties with al-Qaeda.
- Obama calls Taliban talks 'important first step'
- Staff Writer 11:13 HRS IST
- Lough Erne (UK): Prez Barack Obama has called planned US talks with Taliban an "important first step" to ending Afghan war but warned of a long and bumpy road ahead. US officials plan to meet with Taliban representatives in insurgent group's newly opened office in Qatar to discuss more peaceful exit from decade-long war launched in wake of Sep 11, 2001, attacks.