German FM arrives in Amman as part of Mideast tour

Germany's foreign minister arrived in the Jordanian capital late Monday to discuss the crisis in Lebanon, hours after a cease-fire went into effect between Israel and Hizbullah. Frank-Walter Steinmeier had a closed-door meeting with his Jordanian counterpart and was scheduled to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday. Germany's foreign ministry said in statement that Steinmeier's talks with regional leaders will center on "international efforts to stabilize the situation in the Middle East." Before his departure, Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin that the UN Security Council's cease-fire resolution should be "implemented as quickly as possible."