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Trump on Iran’s ‘Multiple Violations’

In refusing to certify the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump said Iran “has committed multiple violations of the agreement.” But that’s not the finding of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Pompeo Distorts China’s Nuclear Policy

CIA Director Mike Pompeo misrepresented the facts when he suggested the Trump administration was responsible for changing China’s policy on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

Video: Trump on U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org review the accuracy of President Donald Trump’s tweet about the modernization of the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

Trump Misfires on Nuclear Weapons Boast

A day after he threatened North Korea with “fire and fury,” President Donald Trump distorted the facts when he boasted that his “first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal” and “it is now far stronger and more powerful than ever.”

Obama and Russia’s Nuclear Stockpile

President Obama boasted that a treaty he signed with Russia in 2011 “has substantially reduced our nuclear stockpiles, both Russia and the United States.” In fact, Russia has increased its deployed strategic nuclear warheads since the treaty took effect.

The Final Push: Clinton

As the election comes to a close, we provide a sampling of the misleading claims made by Hillary Clinton during speeches this week.

Clinton and Nuclear Launch Times

Q: Did Hillary Clinton disclose classified information when she said it takes four minutes to launch a nuclear missile after a presidential order?
A: The U.S. Strategic Command said it does not “disclose operational timelines.” But it is common knowledge that it takes about four minutes. 

Video: Town Hall Debate Fact-checks

In this video, CNN’s Jake Tapper goes over seven claims from our analysis of the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Video: FactChecking the Veep Debate

FlackCheck.org, our sister website for political literacy, looks at a sampling of the claims that we flagged during the only vice presidential debate of the general election.