Donald Trump claims plot to attack four US embassies prompted airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani


Donald Trump has claimed plots to attack four US embassies including its consulate in Baghdad prompted his order to kill Qasem Soleimani.

The US president previously said the slain Iranian general was planning to "blow up" an embassy yesterday.

He has consistently said that the military leader posed an "imminent threat" but had not expanded on its scale.

Pressed on this, he told Fox: “I can reveal that I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies.”

He added: “We had specific information on an imminent threat and that threat stream included attacks on US embassies. Period. Full stop."

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