fter The New York Times reported on Saturday that Iran and the U.S. had agreed to direct bilateral talks on Iran's nuclear program, both countries on Sunday denied the claim. "We don't have any discussions or negotiations with America," Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told a news conference. The White House also said that there would be no one-on-one talks with Iran, but noted that talks are ongoing among the P5+1 group, which includes the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — the United States, Britain, China, France, and Russia — plus Germany. The group has been working to pressure Iran to halt its nuclear program, with few results.
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