Iran calls for outside intervention in Lebanon

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Friday said the United Nations and international community should intervene immediately to stop Israel's military offensive in Lebanon. "The situation in Palestine and Lebanon is worrying and dangerous," Mottaki said after talks in Athens with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and senior Greek diplomats. "The international community and the United Nations must intervene to stop this crime," he said. Manouchehr said Israel should exchange prisoners in its jails for the soldiers.