The DUP has unveiled a six-point plan they say they will be taking to next week's talks in Scotland.
Peter Robinson said the DUP wants devolved government
It includes an end to IRA paramilitary activity, republican support for the rule of law and "fundamental changes to the Good Friday Agreement".
DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson said the agenda was "condition-led, rather than calendar-led".
"We want devolution restored as soon as possible, but the possibility relies on whether conditions are met," he said.
Mr Robinson said his party "would not rush to anyone's timetable".
The British government has laid down 24 November as the deadline for a deal to be reached over the restoration of devolution.
The main parties meet in the Scottish town of St Andrews later this month.
Devolution was suspended in October 2002 over allegations of a republican spy ring.
The court case that followed collapsed and one of those charged, Denis Donaldson, later admitted working as a British agent.