Iran is preparing a new package of "political, security and international" issues to offer the West, Reuters reported Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying Saturday.
"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," Mottaki told a news conference.
President Obama said Friday the international community is "not going to just wait indefinitely" for
Speaking as the G-8 summit concluded in
Obama said G-8 leaders voiced their concern about what he calls the "appalling" events surrounding the recent elections and the violence that followed. The leaders assembled at
"This notion that we were trying to get sanctions or that this was a forum where we could get sanctions was not accurate," the president said.
"I think the real story here was consensus in that (G-8) statement, including
"We'll evaluate that at the G-20 meeting in September," Obama said. "I think that what that does is, it provides a time frame. The international community has said, 'Here'a door you can walk thorugh that allows you to lessen tensions and more fully join the international community.' "
Obama said his hope is that the Iranian leadership "will recognize that world opinion is clear."
Mottaki said Saturday
"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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.