P5+1 talks break new ground with Iran

While there is a lot of work left, the P5+1 talks in Geneva this week resulted in high level technical discussions with Iran, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the State Department, made the remarks on Wednesday during her daily press briefing. When asked if Iran came to the P5+1 talks with a real, verifiable and substantive plan, Psaki said the U.S. team in Geneva felt Iran broke new ground during the talks.

"From talking to our team on the ground, their view is that we have never had detailed technical discussions at this level before, that Iran addressed what they saw as the objective of laying out what might be - what they might do as a first step and also what should be in a final step," Psaki said.

Psaki said the U.S. went to Geneva looking to have a substantive discussion and making sure to go into the talks with clear and open eyes about all the challenges. She said a substantive discussion occurred that worked through some of the elusive and challenging technical details related to Iran's nuclear program.

Psaki said there will be a meeting in the U.S. on November 7 and November 8 to make further progress with Iran.