Iran's new hard-line nuclear negotiator says Tehran will offer new proposals in its stand-off with the West over its nuclear program.
Ali Larijani made the announcement Friday in Vienna, after a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei.
Mr. Larijani told a news conference that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will need about a month to lay out new proposals.
He said Tehran has not ruled out further talks with the European Union, even though the E.U. has broken off the talks to protest Iran's resumption of nuclear fuel work that could lead to atomic weapons.
Mr. Larijani said Iran has too much power in its region to worry about U.S. and European threats to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council.
Details of Mr. Larijani's talks with the I.A.E.A. were not immediately known.