Austria: members of security council discuss Lebanon crisis

Austria: members of security council discuss Lebanon crisis
Austria: members of security council discuss Lebanon crisis

Council members planned to discuss Austria's possible participation in an international peacekeeping force, Austrian television reported. Most of the neutral alpine nation's opposition parties have said they would resist involvement if it meant putting Austrian soldiers in harm's way.

Earlier this week, Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik called Tuesday's shelling "completely unacceptable and in no way justifiable," and she urged her Israeli counterpart, Tzipi Livni, to ensure U.N. outposts in southern Lebanon do not become future targets, the AP reports.

Three other U.N. observers from China, Canada and Finland were killed in the attack.