Politicians say National Security Council should meet over Novichok reports

The discrepancies in intelligence reports regarding the testing of the nerve gas Novichok in the Czech Republic should be addressed at a meeting of the National Security Council, the deputy chairs of ANO and the Social Democrats, Petr Vokřál and Martin Netolický, agreed in a Czech TV debate on Sunday.

They said the intelligence services should explain why the president and prime minister had received different reports on the matter and the president should be invited to the meeting to explain why he had revealed classified information in an interview for a commercial TV station.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said earlier he would demand an explanation as to why the Military Intelligence Agency and the intelligence agency BIS had provided conflicting information on the matter.