U.S. official says no U.S. talks with Taliban in Qatar

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 7:37 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. official said on Thursday the United States is not holding talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders in Qatar.

Sources in the Afghan Taliban said their negotiators would hold a first round of talks with U.S. officials on Thursday.

The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said reports of meetings were "not true."

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Doina Chiacu and Bill Trott)