The U.N. Security Council on Monday “deplored” the killing of an Israeli soldier in a cross-border shooting and called for moves to ease tensions with Lebanon.

A statement agreed by the 15-nation body welcomed action already taken to investigate the killing on Sunday, which Israel has blamed on Lebanese troops.

The Security Council “deplored the shooting of an Israel Defense Forces soldier by a Lebanese Armed Forces soldier” and “called for calm and continued restraint by all parties.” […]