"Luckily, I did not follow through," Salah Abdeslam said
A suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, decided not to blow himself up as the terror unfolded, his brother has said.
Mohamed Abdeslam said his brother "voluntarily chose not to blow himself up" along with the other jihadists who killed 130 people in November.
"If I wanted, there would have been more victims," Salah Abdeslam told his brother from jail in northern Belgium, according to Belgian media chain BFMTV.
"Luckily, I did not follow through," he added.
Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving suspect of the French attacks, was arrested in Brussels on 18 March.
Police believe he acted as a logistics coordinator.
He told investigators he was meant to carry out a suicide bombing at the Stade de France stadium, but backed out.
Four days after he was arrested, the Belgian capital was struck by IS bombings at the airport and a metro station.
Those attacks were allegedly carried out by jihadists with links to the Paris attacks cell.
Abdeslam, 26, who is about to be extradited to France, apparently told his brother he wants to cooperate with investigators.
He has denied any role in the Brussels bombings.