Larijani meets with head of UN nuclear watchdog

Teheran wants new talks on its nuclear program, a senior Iranian official said Tuesday, the eve of a UN Security Council deadline for his country to stop uranium enrichment or face the threat of harsher sanctions. "We are looking for ways and means to start negotiations," said Ali Larijani, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, as he headed into talks with Mohamed ElBaradei, the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Asked what his side was seeking, Larijani replied: "Constructive dialogue that could ... address the concerns" both of Tehran and of the world powers fearing that Iran wanted to use enrichment to develop nuclear arms.