Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed'

Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed'
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Iran claimed on Wednesday that the U.S. would lift oil and shipping sanctions on the country but the State Department said nothing has been agreed to.

Iran claimed the concession was made during talks to renegotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal that President BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE is aiming to rejoin after former President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE backed out of it.

"An agreement has been reached to remove all insurance, oil and shipping sanctions that were imposed by (former U.S. President Donald) Trump," outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, said.


But the State Department pushed back on the notion.

"During negotiations of this complexity, negotiators try to draft text that capture the main issues, but again, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed," a State Department spokesman told Reuters.

National Security Advisor Jake SullivanJake SullivanTop Biden adviser: Passing infrastructure deal is 'urgent national security imperative' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Officers recount the horror of Jan. 6 Biden walks fine line with Fox News MORE said on Sunday there was still a long way to go in the talks with Iran and other countries when it comes to a renegotiated deal.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas echoed Sullivan’s sentiments.

"We are making progress but there are still some nuts to crack," Maas said, according to Reuters.

Iran has been looking to have sanctions lifted as they have devastated the country’s economy. 

The Hill has reached out to the State Department for comment.