Iran official says US has agreed to lift oil, shipping sanctions

Iran Washington said on Wednesday that Washington had agreed to lift all sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping, and blacklisted some senior figures in talks to revive Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with global powers, who are now on pause. The comments by the outgoing president were in line with previous claims by Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff, officials in Rouhani’s pragmatist camp, that Washington is ready to make major concessions in talks in Vienna since April. The talks were adjourned to a pause after two days on Sunday. Iran Ibrahim Raisi, the hardliner of Iran’s judiciary, has won the presidential election, which is on the US blacklist. The reason for replacing Rouhani in August is Raisi. “An agreement has been reached to remove all insurance, oil and shipping sanctions that were imposed by (former US President Donald) Trump,” the president’s chief of staff Mahmoud Veji was quoted as saying by the state of Iran. Media. “Under the agreement, approximately 1,040 Trump-era sanctions will be removed. It was also agreed to remove some restrictions on individuals and members of the Supreme Leader’s inner circle.” US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that there is still “a reasonable distance to travel”, including on sanctions and nuclear commitments to be made by Iran. Other Western and Iranian officials have also said the talks are far from a conclusion. Iran agreed in 2015 to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. Trump abandoned the deal three years later and reimposed sanctions, and Tehran responded by violating some nuclear limits.

President Joe Biden’s new US administration aims to restore the deal, but sides disagree on what steps need to be taken and when. Iranian and Western officials alike say the rise of Raisi is unlikely to change Iran’s negotiating position, as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei already has the final say on all major policy. However, some Iranian officials have suggested that Tehran may prioritize a deal before Raisi takes office to give the new president a clean slate.

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