Iran was planning to attack four US embassies: Trump

Iran was planning to attack four US embassies
US killed Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times, Washington: President Donald Trump says Iran was planning to attack four US embassies before killing of General Qasem Soleimani.

Trump was asked what threat lead the kill Soleimani, a national hero for Iranians. In reply, he told Fox News: “I can reveal that I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies.”

A US drone strike killed Mr. Soleimani days after protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad. Trump said Soleimani was the mastermind behind the attack.

Trump is the first person to claim the embassy plot. On Thursday, he claimed this at the White House and later at a rally in Ohio.

His comment came after growing speculations over what ”imminent threat’ Soleimani made against the US, which led him to be killed.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed the President’s claim of Iran plotting to attack four US embassies.

Mr. Pompeo said while he announced new sanctions against Iran “We had specific information on an imminent threat and those included attacks on US embassies. Period, full stop.”

But the Democrats said it otherwise. The said the intelligence given to them has no evidence of embassy plots.

What did Trump say about US embassy attack?

President Trump was speaking at an environmental event at the White House on Thursday. In the event he told reporters, he authorized the attack because Iran was “looking to blow up our embassy.”

He claimed it is ‘obvious’ that Iran organized the Baghdad embassy attack.

“And you know who organized it. That man right now is not around any longer. Okay? And he had more than that particular embassy in mind.”

Trump attended a campaign rally in Ohio later that day where he further claimed the embassy plot by Iran.

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