March 28, 2015 / 9:45 AM / 4 years ago

Iranian negotiator denies discussion of 2-3 page nuclear deal: IRNA

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi talk while other members of their delegation listen after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski

DUBAI (Reuters) - A member of Iran’s negotiating team at ongoing nuclear talks in Switzerland denied reports that the two sides are closing in a 2- to 3-page preliminary accord, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.

Majid Takht-Ravanchi told IRNA there been no discussion of such an accord, IRNA said.

Reuters reported on Friday that Iran and world powers — the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — were getting close to such a deal, citing senior Iranian and Western officials.

A Western diplomat who confirmed the Reuters story dismissed Ravanchi’s remarks as incorrect and aimed at a domestic audience.

Reporting by Sam Wilkin; Editing by Toby Chopra

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