Iran claims: US willing to lift major sanctions


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Iran claims: US willing to lift major sanctions
In report published by Washington Free Beacon, Iranian government claiming that Biden is prepared to lift major sanctions as part of nuclear talks.
Elad Benari , Jul 15 , 2021
US President Joe Biden.

The Iranian government is claiming that the Biden administration is prepared to lift American sanctions on Iran, including on its oil trade and banks. The claim was made in an Iranian government report outlining the status of negotiations with the United States, portions of which were translated from Farsi for the Washington Free Beacon. Sanctions are the key sticking point in talks between Iran and the United States in Vienna, as diplomats from both countries work to finalize an agreement that would see the Biden administration rejoin the 2015 nuclear accord.

Iran has gradually scaled back its compliance with the 2015 deal in response to former US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in 2018, but has been holding indirect talks with the Biden administration on a return to the agreement. Iran has insisted on a removal of all sanctions imposed on it, while the Biden administration has insisted that some will remain if they were imposed over other concerns, including human rights and Iran's support for extremist movements.