Iran's president says his country is open to what he calls "new conditions" to resolve the standoff with the West over Iran's nuclear program.
Speaking to reporters in Senegal today, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not provide details of the conditions. But he said Iran is seeking dialogue to resolve the issue.
He expressed doubt that the United Nations will agree to sanctions because there is, in his words, no reason for them.
Meanwhile, China's President Wen Jiabao again expressed opposition to sanctions. He said the nuclear issue should be resolved through negotiations.
In Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesman called on Iran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency to settle the dispute peacefully.
U.S. officials say Iran should face sanctions now, because it ignored an August 31st deadline from the U.N. Security Council to suspend uranium enrichment.