The New York Times reported, citing Obama administration officials, that the United States and Iran had agreed in principle to one-on-one negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, though the White House quickly denied the report.
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"We don't have any discussions or negotiations with America," Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in a news conference on Sunday.
"The (nuclear) talks are ongoing with the P5+1 group of nations. Other than that, we have no discussions with the United States."
The P5+1 are comprised of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, and Germany.
Several rounds of talks this year between Iran and world powers, dubbed the P5+1, have failed to yield a breakthrough.
A spokesman for the US National Security Council also denied the NTY's report.
"It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections," Tommy Vietor said in a statement.
"We continue to work with the P-5 on a diplomatic solution and have said from the outset that we would be prepared to meet bilaterally."
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