Al-Qaeda chief calls for US attacks, economic boycott
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11, has called for attacks on the United States and a boycott of the world's largest economy.
A summary and translated English excerpts of the roughly 72-minute address was made available by the SITE Intelligence Group.
The speech was posted on Thursday on jihadi forums a day after America held ceremonies in honour of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks of Sept 11, 2001.
"We should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure," Zawahiri said according to the SITE translation.