WASHINGTON

The former head of Iran’s regional operations was plotting attacks on four U.S. embassies when he was killed, President Donald Trump claimed in excerpts of an interview that will air Friday.

Qasem Soleimani was killed Jan. 3 by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad. U.S. officials claimed if he was not killed, hundreds of American lives would have been lost.

Asked about the mysterious large-scale attacks that his administration has so far refused to divulge details on, Trump told Fox News “I can reveal that I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies.”

Among the diplomatic buildings was the

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