Maine: US President George W. Bush will seek the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin to push for wider sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.

Bush will be meeting Putin in two-day talks at the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine on Sunday.

A senior US official said there has been "an increasing convergence in US-Russian views" on concerns over Iran's nuclear program.

"I do think we see the threat very much the same," said the official, adding that there would be discussion of a new UN Security Council resolution against Iran.

According to The New York Times, one proposal floated on Friday would require inspections of cargo heading to or from Iran.