Olmert expresses regret for deaths of UN observers

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed "deep regret" Wednesday over the killing of at least three UN peacekeepers in an IAF air strike in south Lebanon. Olmert spoke by phone Wednesday to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who had termed the air strike as "apparently deliberate." Olmert said the peacekeepers were killed mistakenly and expressed dismay over Annan's accusation, according to a statement by Olmert's office. The prime minister promised a thorough investigation and said the results would be presented to Annan.