A 26:43 minute audio speech purportedly orated by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Emir (Prince) of al-Qaeda in Iraq, was issued today, November 18, 2005. Zarqawi explains the reasons for the bombings in Amman, Jordan, indicating that three suicide bombers were involved in the operation, and elaborates upon the specific reason for each hotel that was bombed, even noting that the Clintons had visited the Radisson Hotel in Jordan. In addition, he issues warnings to Jordan, calling for the closure of the American, Israeli, and British embassies in Amman, where he alleges the ?crusaders? are making their plans for war against the mujahideen in Iraq. Further, Zarqawi apologizes for the innocent Muslims killed in the bombings, and in order to prevent this from happening again, urges the Jordanian Muslims not to visit military bases, tourist hotels, embassies, airports, or tourist resorts.