FACT CHECK: Expert says Iran nuclear deal TV advertisement is 'misleading'

Lewis said nearly all of the statistics cited in the report are taken out of context.

About halfway in, the advertisement states that 50 “military sites will go uninspected.”

Lewis said almost none of those sites have anything to do with nuclear development. He adds that the photo behind the statistic is of a facility that’s not even a military site.

It’s a government building where passports and identification cards are made.

Later in the advertisement, it states that if Iran pulls out of the deal it “could build a nuclear weapon in two months.”

“Unlikely,” says Lewis, who believes it would be more like a year.

We asked Lewis to score the advertisement on a scale of one to five: one being completely false and five being completely true

“If the lowest number I could give is a one, I’d give it a one,” he said.

The advertisement was paid for by a group called Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. About the group, the Washington Post reports, “The group is backed financially by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee and other individuals and pro-Israel groups.”



Lewis said nearly all of the statistics cited in the report are taken out of context.

About halfway in, the advertisement states that 50 “military sites will go uninspected.”

Lewis said almost none of those sites have anything to do with nuclear development. He adds that the photo behind the statistic is of a facility that’s not even a military site.

It’s a government building where passports and identification cards are made.

Later in the advertisement, it states that if Iran pulls out of the deal it “could build a nuclear weapon in two months.”

“Unlikely,” says Lewis, who believes it would be more like a year.

We asked Lewis to score the advertisement on  a scale of one to five: one being completely false and five being completely true

“If the lowest number I could give is a one, I’d give it a one,” he said.

The advertisement was paid for by a group called Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. About the group, the Washington Post reports, “The group is backed financially by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee and other individuals and pro-Israel groups.”

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