Hariri: International community must take responsibility for Middle East peace
Ahead of Washington trip, Lebanese PM urges world powers to make 'serious effort' to push forward Israel-Palestinian talks.
Ahead of a trip to Washington, Lebanese Prime Minister Said Hariri called on the international community to step up pressure on Israel and the Palestinians to strike a peace deal.
Hariri met with Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak Saturday in
The two leaders talked about ways to revive the indirect peace talks between the Palestinians and
After the meeting, Hariri said that it was time for the "international community to take responsibility" and exert "serious efforts" to push the peace process forward, Lebanese TV channel al-Mustaqbal reported.
"The only end for this process is peace," Hairi said, adding that he would convey this message to US President Barack Obama, al-Mustaqbal added.
Hariri arrived earlier for his short visit which is part of an Arab tour ahead of his visit to the
He is scheduled to meet Obama on Monday amid fears of renewed fighting between
Later on Saturday, he is due to head for