Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said he is considering talks with members of the US Congress amid hopes for improved ties with the next administration in Washington, the local press reported on Tuesday. "Several letters were received from members of Congress and Senators. We feel that it is time to hold bilateral negotiations," Larijani was quoted as saying by the local newspaper. "We have not given a negative response to this issue. It is under examination," he added, without specifying the dates of the letters or who had sent them.