Peace talks to end the 18-year conflict broke down after Trump last week said he cancelled a secret meeting in Camp David [Wakil Kohsar/AFP]

Iran hosted four members of a Taliban delegation for discussions, its foreign minister said, a week after peace talks between the United States and the armed group collapsed.

Peace talks between the US and the group began last October in Qatar, with the aim of ending the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan.

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After nine rounds of negotiations in Doha, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said a peace agreement was finalised “in principle”.

All that changed last week when President Donald Trump said he cancelled secret meeting at the Camp David presidential retreat with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Taliban leaders, following a car bomb attack

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