U. S. refuses demands via Jewish prisoner
United States officials confirmed they will not consider dealing with terrorists from the Al Queda network, who captured Jewish American worker Warren Weinstein in Pakistan. Weinstein was seen for the first time since his capture in a video posted to an Al Queda website in early May. Weinstein delivered an emotional online message in which he listed eight demands the U.S. needs to take in order to prevent his execution. Among these demands were the shutdown of the Guantanamo Military Base in Cuba, the immediate release of all Taliban and Al-Queda prisoners and the cessation of all drone attacks on targets in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. The United States has long held the policy of not dealing directly with organizations that sponsor terrorism or nation states that are known to support the same.