Iran preparing package for talks with West

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Washington, July 11 (ANI): Iran is preparing its stands on political, security and international issues so that they can become a basis for talks with the West and calm down the mounting international pressure.

"The package can be a good basis for talks with the West. The package will contain Iran's stances on political, security and international issues," a foreign news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, as saying.

On Friday, US President Barack Obama said the international community is "not going to just wait indefinitely" for Iran to renounce an interest in developing nuclear weapons.

Speaking as the G-8 summit concluded in Italy, Obama stressed that he and others were not looking for their summit partners to embrace sanctions at this week's meeting.

Obama said G-8 leaders voiced their concern about what he calls the "appalling" events surrounding the recent elections and the violence that followed, FOX News reported.

The leaders assembled at L'Aquila also addressed the threat of nuclear proliferation in Iran, he said, with a strong statement calling on Iran to fulfill its responsibilities without delay.

"If Iran chooses not to walk through that door, then you have on record the G-8 to begin with and, I think, potentially a lot of other countries ... ," Obama said.

Obama said his hope is that the Iranian leadership will recognize that world opinion is clear.

Mottaki said on Saturday that Iran had not received "any new message" from the summit.

"We have not received any new message from the G-8. But based on the news we have received, they had different views on different issues which did not lead to a unanimous agreement in some areas," Mottaki said. (ANI)

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