Lebanon asks Russia to persuade Israel to stop fire

Lebanon asks Russia to persuade Israel to  stop fire
Lebanon asks Russia to persuade Israel to stop fire

Britain and the United States, which like Russia are permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, have resisted pressure for a resolution demanding an immediate truce, arguing that it must come with simultaneous steps to ensure that Hezbollah cannot threaten Israel, the AP reports.

Hariri said he hoped the peace plan put forward by Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora would be included in a U.N. resolution and "we hope that a cease-fire will be secured next week," Interfax said.