"Since I've been here today I've found enormous interest in the referendum result as you would expect and I've also had a sympathetic response to the position Scotland now finds itself in, facing the prospect of being taken out of the European Union against our will," Sturgeon said during a press conference.
"All options on the table"
However, she also emphasized that the process was just beginning and that no concrete decisions had been made. She said she simply wanted to ensure that "all the options are on the table" in the lead-up to Brexit negotiations.
Sturgeon also responded to a question regarding acting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's comments earlier today that Spain would veto talks for Scotland to join the EU. She said his position wasn't "particularly surprising" and that European leaders were still in an early stage of the process.
This week's EU summit was the first to be held without Britain. European Council President Donald Tusk expressed regret over Britain's decision but also emphasized that Brussels wouldn't allow the country to cherry-pick its favorite aspects of the EU.