Iran denies report on secret nuclear talks with US
TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran on Sunday denies a New York Times report that it was engaged in direct bilateral talks with the United States over its disputed nuclear programme.
"We are not involved in such a thing right now," Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters when asked about the newspaper's article.
The White House on Saturday also denied the report that cited unnamed officials in President Barack Obama's administration as claiming the US and Iran had agreed in secret talks to one-on-one negotiations on Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
"It's not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement.