Lebanon crisis meeting to be held in Rome July 26

Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said Friday that US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lead an international meeting of foreign ministers in Rome on July 26 to seek a Middle East cease-fire. The meeting will bring together foreign ministers from the United States, the European Union, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan "to confront the situation in Lebanon," D'Alema said on Rai public television's national evening news broadcast. The meeting will aim to broker a cease-fire, secure humanitarian access and find ways to stabilize the region with international forces, D'Alema said.