U.S. maintains assessment of Iran's nuclear status

Despite a report that Iran could produce enough weapons grade uranium for an atomic weapon by November, the U.S. maintains its own assessment of Iran's nuclear timeline, the State Department said on Monday.

Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the State Department, made the remarks on Monday during her daily press briefing. Psaki responded to a question about a statement made by David Albright, a former weapons inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Albright issued a report that said Iran could produce enough uranium for an atomic weapon by November. Psaki said the U.S. maintains its own assessment.

"We maintain, of course, our own assessment regarding the potential timeframes by which Iran can enrich enough uranium to develop a testable nuclear device," Psaki said. "That's what we, of course, rely on, and we will - we continue to closely monitor, as you know, the Iranian process on its stockpile of enriched uranium."

Psaki said the U.S. could know if Iran was at a point where it was ready for the next step toward nuclear weapons.

"We would know if they had developed enough - if they had - were at the point that they had enriched enough uranium to develop a testable nuclear device," Psaki said.