Iran has dismissed the claim by White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about indirect negotiations between Iran and the US in regards to the Iranian nuclear deal.

Speaking to Press TV on Tuesday, the source said on the condition of anonymity that the US officials’ claims about indirect talks with Iran are only meant to get US President Joe Biden out of the crisis.

The source, which is close to the Supreme National Security Council, added that all Iranian authorities are obligated to implement the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, a law passed last December by the Iranian Parliament. The legislation called on the government to take further steps away from the 2015 nuclear deal after the deadline set by Iran for the sanctions removal was missed.

The source noted that no talks will be held between Iran and the US until the full lifting of sanctions.

Sullivan claimed on Tuesday that “diplomacy with Iran is ongoing, just not in a direct fashion at the moment.”

“There are communications through the Europeans and through others that enable us to explain to the Iranians what our position is with respect to the compliance for compliance approach and to hear what their position is,” Sullivan said.