Al Qaeda has released a new tape of a 70-year-old American hostage in which the U.S. citizen begs President Obama to give in to the demands of the terrorist organization to save his life.

“My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” Warren Weinstein says in the video released online overnight. “If you accept the demands, I live. If you don’t accept the demands, then I die. It’s important that you accept the demands and act quickly and don’t delay.”

A U.S. government official told ABC News the video is being analyzed. Weinstein was kidnapped last August in Lahore, Pakistan, by a group of armed men who broke into his home.

A former Peace Corps and U.S. aid official, Weinstein had stayed in Pakistan to work for a private company dealing in international aid issues.

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