"It's not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections," said National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor Saturday following the publication of a New York Times article suggesting the White House had agreed to such a meeting.
According to the AP, Vietor said there are continued efforts being made by the the U.N. Security Council and Germany (the "P5+1") to get Iran to the negotiating table. "We continue to work with the P5+1 on a diplomatic solution and have said from the outset that we would be prepared to meet bilaterally," said Vietor.
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