The NY Times report:
U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear TalksWASHINGTON — “The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran.
Iranian officials have insisted that the talks wait until after the presidential election, a senior administration official said, telling their American counterparts that they want to know with whom they would be negotiating.” -more
The denial as reported by the Daily Mail:
White House denies deal for one-on-one talks with Iran… but says U.S. is prepared to do so
“The White House has denied that it has scheduled one-on-one talks with Iran about its nuclear weapons programme, but it says it is willing to do so. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the United States and Iran had agreed in principal to meet after next month’s election to find a diplomatic settlement to Tehran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.But National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor later insisted no such meeting had been scheduled, though he said the White House was prepared to talk.” -more