THE European Union and Iran yesterday gave themselves another two months for a deal on the Iranian nuclear programme, deferring any immediate referral of Tehran to the United Nations Security Council by the West. Iran's chief negotiator Hassan Rohani said the EU would present Tehran with a package of ideas by the end of July. The EU proposals would flesh out an accord reached last November under which Iran suspended temporarily its nuclear activities in return for economic and technological concessions. Yesterday's pact meant Tehran would maintain that suspension.