Al-Zawahiri: Annapolis a 'betrayal'

New tape reportedly from al-Qaeda deputy condems Arab leaders who attended summit.

    The tape is yet to be independently verified [AFP]

    "The tsar of Washington, the crusader, brought together 16 Arab countries and their paralysed league [as well as] Amr Moussa, the secretary-general, to sit at a table with the Israelis."

    He also denounced the government of Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt, saying he had turned the country into a "base to supply the crusader war on Muslims and Islam".

    The message was the 15th tape or video released by al-Zawahiri this year, following an audiotape released in November in which he criticised Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, and announced that fighters in Libya were joining ranks with al-Qaeda.

    However, the latest 20-minute statement has not been independently verified.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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