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Afghan official: No plans to peace effort with the Taliban

  • In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said a peace process aimed at ending the war with the Taliban has stalled, raising fears the violence will intensify following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to delay cuts to American troops in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said a peace process aimed at ending the war with the Taliban has stalled, raising fears the violence will intensify following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to delay cuts to American troops in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016. photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, speaks during a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said Thursday, July 14, 2016 a peace process aimed at ending the war with the Taliban has stalled, raising fears the violence will intensify following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to delay cuts to American troops in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016. photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, speaks during a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said Thursday, July 14, 2016 a peace process aimed at ending the war with the Taliban has stalled, raising fears the violence will intensify following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to delay cuts to American troops in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said a peace process aimed at ending the war with the Taliban has stalled, raising fears the violence will intensify following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to delay cuts to American troops in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said a peace process aimed at ending the war with the Taliban has stalled, raising fears the violence will intensify following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to delay cuts to American troops in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan official says there are no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Haroon Chakhansuri, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's spokesman, says a four-nation group comprising Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States has no plans to meet again after previous rounds of meetings produced no results.

Chakhansuri says "there is no set time" for another meeting of the group.

The group has met five times since January, in Kabul and Pakistan. The meetings did not include the Taliban, who have refused to join peace talks.

Ghani has accused Pakistan of harboring Taliban leaders — an accusation that Islamabad denies.

Chakhansuri also said that Afghanistan continues to suffer from "terrorist groups that operate from and have a support base in Pakistan."