Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 20, 2011


Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns is leading the U.S. delegation as it joins our P5+1 partners as well as Iranian representatives in talks beginning today in Istanbul, Turkey. We seek to launch a meaningful and practical process that addresses the core issues with Iran's nuclear program.

As the P5+1 has consistently made clear, we are committed to holding Iran accountable to its international obligations, and will continue to do so until Iran takes tangible steps to resolve international concerns with its nuclear program.



PRN: 2011/081