Al-Qaida has released a video showing an American hostage saying he will be killed if President Barack Obama does not meet the militant group’s demands.
Monitoring groups said al-Qaida’s media arm posted the nearly three-minute video of Warren Weinstein on jihadist forums Sunday.
Weinstein directs a message at Mr. Obama, saying, “If you accept the demands, I live; if you don’t accept the demands, then I die.”
He also tells his wife he is in good health.
Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a December video that Weinstein would not be released until the United States halts its airstrikes in Muslim countries. He also demanded the release of al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners.
The 70-year-old Weinstein was snatched from his home in Lahore, Pakistan last August after eight gunmen overpowered his security guards.
He served as director in Pakistan of a U.S.-based development consulting company, J.E. Austin Associates.