Trump: dollar could not stop Iran's influence in Iraq

 Trump: dollar could not stop Iran's influence in Iraq

Iran is dominating "more and more of Iraq," despite US efforts to secure the country, US President Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday.

"Iran is rapidly taking over more and more of Iraq even after the US has squandered three trillion dollars there. Obvious long ago!" Trump posted on his Twitter page.

Trump's comments came the same day that the White House condemned a recent ballistic missile test by Iran, and put the country "on notice," though the administration did not specify what actions it would take.

"The Trump administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk," National Security Advisor Michael Flynn said during the daily White House press briefing.

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