Defence Minister: Czechs not threatened by attacks on Syria

Defence Minister Karla Šlechtová called an emergency meeting of the National Security Council over the situation in Syria on Saturday. She said after the meeting that the country's security was not threatened by the attacks.

Ms Šlechtová said after the meeting that the US, UK and France have clearly shown that the use of chemical weapons can not be tolerated and that the consequences of attack on civilians have been minimized. She also said that the Czech soldiers taking part at the UN peace mission in the Golan Heights and the Czechs working at the embassy in Damascus were safe.