US says no plans for meeting with Iran on nuclear issue
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The White House on Saturday denied a report in the New York Times that said the Obama administration had agreed to one-on-one talks with Iran on its nuclear programme.
National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement the United States would continue to work with fellow permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to resolve the issue.
"It's not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections," the statement said.
"We continue to work with the P-5 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council) on a diplomatic solution and have said from the outset that we would be prepared to meet bilaterally."