DUBAI - Iran denied on Saturday a US media report that it had offered a "nine-step plan" aimed at solving its stand-off with the West over its disputed nuclear program.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that Iran had proposed a plan to European officials that required the West to lift harsh oil and economic sanctions in return for the eventual suspension of uranium enrichment by Tehran.

It reported Iranian officials tried to gather support for the proposal during a visit last month to the United Nations.

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