In a Saturday statement,
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said time has come for
"We hope the Iranian people understand that their leaders need to make a choice between cooperation, which would bring benefits to all, and confrontation, which can only lead to further isolation," said McCormack.
The release of the statement
followed nuclear talks in
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana had said earlier that Iran did not give a 'clear answer' during the talks as to whether it would accept the G5+1 package.
Solana termed his talks with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili as constructive and hoped that both sides would reach a consensus in the upcoming weeks.
Jalili, for his part, said that
despite the common ground between