UN chief backs GA session on suicide terror

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon supports a UN General Assembly special session on suicide terror which he calls "an unacceptable political weapon," the UN said Wednesday. Ban told leaders of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who called for the special session, that he would personally present the initiative to General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim, UN spokeswoman Michele Montas said. "The time has come to place suicide terror at the top of the international agenda," Rabbi Marvin Hier, the center's founder and dean, said in a statement Wednesday. "This scourge is only going to get worse, and the world must act before it is too late."