The United States hopes that Iran address "all concerns" the world community has about its nuclear activities in a new package it promises to offer world powers, State Department spokesman Robert Wood said on Wednesday.
"Our hope will be that it (Iran) addresses all of the concerns that the United States and other countries have about Iran's nuclear activities," Wood said of Iran's announcement that it will offer the world a new proposal package on its nuclear activities.
"If they come up with some new package with regard to their nuclear program, we'll have to take a look and see what it is," Wood said, noting that the United States remains hoping Iran to suspend its enrichment activities.
"I made very clear yesterday that we are open to a direct dialogue with Iran. ... But as I also said yesterday, that suspension is something that the international community wants to see," Wood said.
"Iran has obligations that it needs to meet with regard to the international community's concerns about what it's doing concerning its nuclear program," the spokesman said. "Those concerns are not going to go away. They need to be addressed."
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier in the day said that Iran will offer new proposal package to the world on its nuclear program.
The forthcoming document "would be the guarantee of peace and justice in the world, of respect to the rights of the nations, and of participation of all the governments and nations to resolve the issues of the world," he said without giving any details.
The United States and its European allies said that Iran intends to secretly develop nuclear weapons, while the UN Security Council also requires Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment activity.
However, Iran insists that its nuclear plan is only for peaceful purposes, and continues its uranium enrichment activity despite the pressure from the western countries and relevant resolutions and sanctions of the United Nations.