US Department of State: Goal is to start six-month timeline on Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 21
By Saeed Isayev - Trend:
The goal is to to start the six-month timeline on Iran, US Department of State spokesperson Jennifer Psaki said at a daily press briefing on Dec. 20.
The spokesperson said that the Six-month timetable on Iran will start when the Joint Plan of Action starts.
"Obviously, the technical talks right now between the United States, the P5+1, and Iran are working out, or working through, some of these complicated technical issues. And the goal, of course, is to start the six-month timeline. It hasn't officially started at this point," she said.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.
In November 2013, Iran was able to reach an agreement with Western states regarding the nuclear program.
"Our goal, of course, is to start the six-month - start the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action as quickly as possible, but we also have always known that we were going to be working through tough, technical, complicated issues, which is what our teams are working through," Psaki noted.
"We made progress at the technical talks, our teams did earlier this month in Vienna and considered the atmosphere constructive. They are complicated technical issues," she said.
"So we're hopeful about them making progress, but I don't want to predetermine what our next step would be or any future action," Psaki said.
"Obviously, the agreement that was made on a first step was significant and historic, and of course, we remain committed to seeing the process through," she added.