In interview, Trump says Soleimani was involved in plot to attack four U.S. embassies

In interview, Trump says Soleimani was involved in plot to attack four U.S. embassies
Qassem Soleimani (Image: YouTube screen grab via CBS News)

[Ed. – According to Trump, they included the embassy in Baghdad, which of course came briefly under siege on New Year’s Eve.  The mainstream media seem peeved that they didn’t have this information to try to attack Trump over earlier.]

President Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham in an exclusive interview Friday that the imminent threat from Iran that provoked the United States to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani involved planned attacks on four U.S. embassies.

Asked specifically what was targeted, Trump revealed: “We will tell you that probably it was going to be the embassy in Baghdad.”

Pressed on whether large-scale attacks were planned for other embassies, the president said: “I can reveal that I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies.”

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During Friday’s interview with Ingraham, the president was also asked about whether the Iraqi backlash to the Soleimani strike could lead to U.S. troops leaving Iraq.

“I’m OK with it,” Trump said … “That’s what they [the Iraqis] say publicly. They don’t say that privately,” Trump said.

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