Robert Farley Factcheck.org Published 5:24 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 With gasoline prices rising, Sen. Chuck Schumer placed the blame on President Donald Trump, and specifically his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. But experts say that decision has had only a modest effect so far on rising prices at the pump. One expert estimated the impact of the Iran deal on gasoline prices at “maybe 3 to 5 cents per gallon.” Gasoline prices have been rising fairly steadily since late 2016 when OPEC decided to curb its oil production. Experts say that is the main driver of rising prices, though there are others outside Trump’s control as well. Schumer complained about the rising prices of gasoline at a May 23 press conference at an Exxon station in Washington, D.C., where a sign showed regular gas selling for $3.89 a gallon (the national average on May 21 was $2.92). The Democratic Senate leader blamed Trump for not doing more to … [Read more...] about Fact check: Who’s to blame for higher gas prices?
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The White House wants intrusive inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites to continue despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a landmark accord on Tehran’s atomic program, US officials have told AFP. Days after the US president walked away from a three-year-old deal that mandated rigorous scrutiny of Iranian facilities, senior administration officials said monitoring should continue regardless. Known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal between Tehran and major world powers forces Iran to open any site to inspectors within 24 days at most and introduced 24-hour remote surveillance at some sites. Supporters of the Obama-era accord argue it provided “the world’s most robust” monitoring regime, allowing access to the Islamic republic’s most sensitive nuclear sites. Speaking at a rally in Indiana on Thursday Trump said tough inspections were still needed. “We must be able to go to a site and check that … [Read more...] about US says Iran nuclear inspections must go on, despite Trump withdrawal from deal
DONALD Trump will pull America out of the Iran nuclear deal, according to reports. While the US President will officially announce his decision at 7pm GMT, White House officials have confirmed that the Republican plans to withdraw from the accord, reports the Associated Press. Vice President Mike Pence has also told leaders on Capitol Hill that the brash billionaire will scrap the deal, reports CNN citing a senior congressional source. The Donald has repeatedly slammed the deal struck with Iran by the Obama administration calling it “insane” and “the worst deal ever." Vocal supporters of pulling out of the deal include Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu who last week revealed the Iranians had kept their files on nuclear development. A daredevil mission by Mossad in Tehran revealed a cache of documents that appeared to show Iran had been dishonest about its nuclear ambitions. “Iran lied, big time,” said Netanyahu in a presentation believed to be aimed at … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to pull US out of Iran nuclear deal
In the 466 days since he took the oath of office, President Donald Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker's database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. That's an average of nearly 6.5 claims a day. When we first started this project for the president's first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day. Slowly, the average number of claims has been creeping up. Indeed, since we last updated this tally two months ago, the president has averaged about 9 claims a day. Our interactive graphic (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/?utm_term=.dcda19bd493a), created with the help of Leslie Shapiro and Kaeti Hinck of The Washington Post's graphics department, displays a running list of every false or misleading statement made by Trump. We also cataloged the president's many flip-flops, since those earn Upside-Down Pinocchios if a politician shifts position on an issue … [Read more...] about Fact check: President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far
The 2015 nuclear deal with Iran remains a pinnacle of international peace and stability, and it is up to the IAEA to assess whether Tehran violated it, several signatories to the agreement said in response to Israel’s claims. The allegations about Iran’s nuclear program made by the Israeli prime minister during his televised address from Tel Aviv might, in fact, be an argument in favor of the 2015 nuclear accord and not against it, officials from several countries said, reacting to Benjamin Netanyahu’s presentation. “It is clear that the international community had doubts that Iran was carrying out an exclusively peaceful nuclear program,” Steffen Seibert, the spokesman of the German government, told journalists, commenting on the Israeli prime minister’s speech. “It was for this reason the nuclear accord was signed in 2015, including the implementation of an unprecedented, thorough and robust surveillance system by the International Atomic … [Read more...] about Up to IAEA to decide if Iran lied & violated nuclear deal – world reacts to Netanyahu’s claims