US President Barack Obama Friday said the closure of US embassies across the Middle East and Africa this week showed that al-Qaeda has ‘metastasized.’, news agencies reported.
Obama dismissed the suggestion by a reporter at a press conference that there was a conflict between his declaration in May that al-Qaeda had been decimated and the actions this past week amid a worldwide US terrorist alert.
While terrorists are ‘less likely’ to carry out ‘spectacular attacks’ on the homeland like that of 9/11, they have the capacity to ‘go after our embassies … our businesses … to be destabilizing and disruptive in countries where the security apparatus is weak.’
‘That’s exactly what we’re seeing right now,’ Obama said.
Resource : Saudi Press Agency