"While we are still fulfilling our commitment to complete the project, which consists of five substations and other transmission infrastructure between Ghazni and Kandahar and Kajaki and Kandahar, we will be using a U.S. Government "off-budget" mechanism given the Afghan government's inability to transparently manage U.S. Government resources", the statement said.
The United States says it will cut part of its financial aid to Afghanistan, citing the government's corruption and financial mismanagement.
'Afghan leaders who fail to meet this standard should be held accountable'.
The Taliban have vowed to disrupt the September 28 election in which Ghani is taking on his own Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah, and more than a dozen other candidates.
"We stand against those who exploit their positions of power and influence to deprive the Afghan people of the benefits of foreign assistance".
Earlier this week, the Taliban killed almost 50 people and wounded dozens more in two separate attacks - one near a campaign rally for President Ashraf Ghani in the central province of Parwan and one in Kabul.
He added that the USA would complete the energy infrastructure project, but would do so through another mechanism that does not involve giving the money directly to Afghan authorities. The 2014 presidential election was riddled with widespread fraud, as was the parliamentary election past year.
Trump has been eager to pull out troops and end America's longest-ever war, launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Alice Wells, the assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, told Congress in a hearing Thursday that the negotiations were "suspended".
"In the last few weeks, we've seen the Afghan reconciliation process go off the rails in spectacular fashion", Engel said in opening remarks.
"Today I am calling on the United States government to resume peace talks with the Taliban", he said according to Tolo News.
"We've learned that the president up-ended the deal and we have learned that the peace deal evidently is dead", Engel said.
The US is the only member of the global coalition that provides air support in the conflict, but its forces in Afghanistan have not yet responded to an AFP request for comment.
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