By John Lee.
US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that America "should have never been in Iraq".
"It was one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country," he told The Washington Post. "We then got out badly, then after we got out, I said, 'Keep the oil. If we don’t keep it Iran’s going to get it'".
Refering to Iran's influence on Iraq, Trump said:
"Yeah, I would defend the areas [of Iraq] with the oil. And I would have taken out a lot of oil. And, uh, I would have kept it.
"I mean, I would have kept it, because, look: Iran has the oil, and they’re going to have the oil, well, the stuff they don’t have, because Iran is taking over Iraq as sure as you’re sitting there.
"And I’ve been very good on this stuff. My prognostications, my predictions have become, have been very accurate, if you look".
(Source: The Washington Post)