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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:42 AM

CNN Fact check: Trump wrong on all 3 claims in tweet on Iran deal

By Daniel Dale, Nicole Gaouette and Zachary Cohen

Updated 7:20 AM ET, Thu July 11, 2019

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's Wednesday tweet on the Iran nuclear deal contained three inaccurate claims.

"Iran has long been secretly 'enriching,' in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal made by John Kerry and the Obama Administration," Trump tweeted. "Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years."

Facts First: All three parts of this tweet are wrong. International nuclear monitors and Trump's own intelligence officials say Iran complied until recently with the agreement's limits on its enrichment activities. Trump exaggerated the amount of money Iran gained access to because of the agreement. And he mischaracterized the deal by saying the whole thing would soon "expire."

Let's go through the claims one by one.

No evidence Iran was secretly enriching

There is no public evidence to support Trump's claim that Iran "has long been secretly 'enriching.'" The claim has been contradicted by the International Atomic Energy Agency, whose monitors were tasked with ensuring that Iran was complying with the terms of the 2015 deal, as well as by independent experts and by Trump's own top intelligence officials.


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spanone Jul 11 #1

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:43 AM

1. K&R...

He's not just wrong. HE'S LYING.

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