WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News Friday night that the Iranians were planning to target four US embassies before the killing of Qasem Soleimani.
“I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies,” Trump said in an interview with Laura Ingraham. He said that one of those embassies was the US embassy in Baghdad. “[It] could have been military bases, could have been a lot of other things too. But it was imminent, and then all of a sudden, he [Soleimani] was gone.”
“I’m not somebody that wants to attack,” the president clarified when discussed his Iran policy. “I probably could have attacked five times, ten times having to do with Iran. I’ve been very guarded because I don’t want to do that, but we may have to do something. We have to be in a position where we can do it even from a negotiating standpoint, but hopefully, it won’t be necessary. We have tremendous sanctions. They’re doing very poorly… riots all over their country.”