'Britain weighing talks with Hizbullah in light of Lebanon's developments'

The British government is prepared to engage Hizbullah, Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell announced on Wednesday. Reuters reported the minister as telling a parliamentary committee that the act was being considered in light of "more positive developments within Lebanon." If implemented, the government planned to begin talks with the group's political wing alone. A spokesman for the Foreign Office said that the British government would try to convince Hizbullah to "move away from violence."