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[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/01/israel.gaza.protest.gi.art.jpg caption="The United Nations Security Council early Tuesday condemned the actions that led to deaths on a flotilla bound for Gaza, and called for a "transparent" investigation."]
U.N. condemns fatal raid on flotilla, calls for prompt inquiry
(CNN) – The United Nations Security Council said early Tuesday that it deeply regretted the loss of lives on the humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza and condemned the actions that led to the deaths.
"The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza," the council said in a statement. "The council in this context condemns those acts which resulted in the loss of at least 10 civilians and expresses condolences to the families."
Israel has placed the number of deaths at nine, while organizers of the flotilla said the number was higher. Read more
BP plots next move; Obama, panel meet
President Obama will meet Tuesday with the heads of a new commission created to investigate how to prevent future oil spills like the devastating leak from BP's Gulf of Mexico well.
White House aides said Obama will make public comments after meeting with former Sen. Bob Graham of Florida and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William Reilly. The two are leading a commission that has six months to issue a report with recommendations on how to prevent future spills resulting from offshore drilling. Read more
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