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ABC News reports a new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS.
In the video, which appeared online today, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, "I'm sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing."
"Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so why is it that I am paying the price of your interference with my life," Sotloff says calmly as the black clad militant holds a knife casually at his side.
The video then cuts to the militant who makes a statement saying that as long as U.S. missiles "continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
Sotloff was seen last month in a very similar video that appeared to show the execution of American journalist James Foley.
Asked about reports of a video purportedly showing Sotloff's execution, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the White House cannot confirm authenticity and that he is not aware of the reports.