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Donald Trump blames Barack Obama for giving Iran the cash to buy missiles flung at U.S. bases-

• by David Martosko

President said Iran can choose peace but warned of new weaponry that's ready to strike

He blamed the Obama administration for unfreezing $150 billion and delivering $1.5 billion in cash to jump-start a nuclear nonproliferation deal that has since fallen apart

'As long as I am president of the United States, Iran will never be be allowed have a nuclear weapon,' he vowed, even before saying 'Good morning' 

'Our missiles are big, powerful, accurate, lethal and fast,' he said, sending a warning in nearly the same breath as an olive branch

'Under construction are many hypersonic missiles,' he warned, standing amid a tableau of stern-faced military leaders

Iran fired 22 ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing American troops early Wednesday local time

Strikes are not thought to have killed any U.S. or Iraqi personnel, though extent of damage is being assessed

Ayatollah Khamenei said U.S. was given a 'slap' but strikes alone are 'not enough' and wants troops kicked out 

There are still fears for U.S. troops after Iran-backed militias in Iraq threatened to carry out their own strikes