Osama bin Laden makes new audio threat
Osama bin Laden, founder of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, best known for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, makes a new audio threat as President Obama begins his tour of Islamic countries.
Terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden reportedly issued a threatening statement against the United States Wednesday, shortly after President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia on a trip aimed at improving relations between the United States and the Muslim world.
Bin Laden said Obama and his administration "have planted seeds for hatred and revenge against America," according to a Reuters translation.
The tape was broadcast shorly after Obama arrived.
On Wednesday afternoon local time, Obama landed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and participated in an arrival ceremony at the airport. Later, the president is scheduled to attend a welcome reception with King Abdullah at the king's farm.
Obama will fulfill a campaign promise when he travels to Cairo on Thursday to speak in a major Muslim capital. The President hopes to repair relations between the United States and the followers of Islam in the wake of intense anger from the policies of his predecessor.