Berri Hopes for International Resolution Banning Cluster Bombs

House Speaker Nabih Berri hoped on Monday that the United Nations Security Council would devise a resolution that would ban the use of cluster bombs, adding that the decision should be binding to all nations, starting with Israel.

He said after holding talks with an international delegation that Israel dropped more than a million cluster bombs over southern Lebanon after the release of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701, which has caused some 400 injuries and deaths.

A representative of the Norwegian government stated after the talks that the meeting focused on preparations to hold the second global anti-cluster bomb meeting scheduled to be held in Beirut in September 2011.