PV International Desk : President Donald Trump said Friday that Iran had planned to attack multiple embassies across the Middle East, including the US Embassy in Baghdad, after first asserting that he did not believe anyone had a right to more details on the intelligence that prompted the killing of an Iranian general.
“I can reveal that I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies,” Trump told Laura Ingraham of Fox News in an interview, without giving further information.
The president’s assertion came after a week in which he and his advisers avoided offering specifics about the intelligence that prompted him to order an airstrike last week that killed Gen Qassem Soleimani, one of Iran’s most important generals. The killing incited a retaliatory strike on bases in Iraq where US forces are stationed, and brought the countries to the brink of war.
Though he avoided details in his address to the nation this week, Trump’s remarks, delivered off the cuff to Fox News before he moved on to other topics including his support for withdrawing US troops from Iraq, added a new — and larger — description of the threat than had been offered in public.