30.06.2015 - 06:52 [ Außenministerium der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ]

Background Briefing: P5+1 Negotiations With Iran in Vienna, Austria

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: ..in terms of what is still under discussion, everything is under discussion. Let me give you an example. We have, as I think you all know, decided on a modified Arak reactor that will ensure that there is not weapons-grade plutonium produced in Iran. There are myriad details involved in that, everything from how is that project going to be managed, who’s going to do it, who’s going to certify the design, how will it be monitored, what happens to the heavy water, what happens to the spent fuel, and about a hundred other details that underlie that decision – many details. All of those have to be agreed to. We have to understand what we have agreed to here.

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: And that’s not even one of the toughest.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: That’s not the tough – I’m using it as an example because you’re all well familiar with it. There are others that are much, much, much more complex than that – deciding on what the UN Security Council resolution is going to say. And as I’ve explained to you all before, this is the P5+1 so we have to get agreement among ourselves and then we have to get agreement with Iran. So it is a very complex process and we have to take an awful lot into account, not least of all what technical experts tell us is real or not.