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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's theory about Iran's collapse

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted this week that Iran was six months from ruin before its economy was saved by the nuclear deal with the West. That scenario, though, does not fit with the circumstances of that time.

Here's a look at Trump's statement on the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development:

TRUMP, on why the U.S. under President Barack Obama should not have agreed to the deal: "I think they would have failed, totally failed within six months. We gave them a lifeline and we not only gave them a lifeline, we gave t...



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