Egyptian FM discusses "Israeli threats" with Lebanese president

Egypt's foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, on Wednesday said he had discussed "Israeli threats against Lebanon" with the country's president during a visit to Beirut Wednesday. Aboul Gheit said Egyptian officials also urged Israel to avoid making such threats during meetings with visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday in Egypt. Prime Minister Ehud olmert warned last week that Israel would hit back harder than in the Second Lebanon War if Hizbullah attacked again. Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah answered back on Sunday, saying the response from his fighters would also be more fierce than in the monthlong war two years ago.