Iran's Larijani promises to cooperate with IAEA

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that "there should not be hasty movements that will lead us to a confrontation" over his country's nuclear program and promised "every possible cooperation" if the issue was dealt with by the IAEA, rather than by the UN Security Council. "There is time for diplomacy, the basic body that must solve this issue is the International Atomic Energy Agency," Ali Larijani said during a visit to Athens. Sending Iran's nuclear file to the Security Council was "a step in the wrong direction," he added. Larijani was meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, a day after a series of meetings in neighboring Turkey that are apparently part of an Iranian push to boost support in the region, as tension grows with the United States.