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White House on Al-Qaida hostage’s plea: ‘We cannot and will not negotiate’

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President Barack Obama is aware of the videoreleased by al-Qaida on Sundaythat shows an American hostage's desperate plea for help and is "greatly concerned" for his safety, but refuses to negotiate with the terror group.

"The president is aware of it," White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday of the video plea. "I do not believe he's seen it, or I do not know that he's seen it."


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