Mottaki: Iran preparing new package of issues to discuss with West

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Saturday announced that Teheran is preparing a new package of "political, security and international" issues to put to the West. "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," Reuters quoted Mottaki as telling a news conference. In Iran's first reaction to warnings from world leader at the G8 summit in Italy, who said on Friday that the Islamic Republic could face tougher sanctions over its nuclear ambitions in September, Mottaki said Teheran had not received "any new message" from the summit. "We have not received any new message from the G8. 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," the minister reportedly said.