Czech Foreign Minister calling for international war crimes tribunal for Syria
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout has said those responsible for the atrocities in Syria should be brought before an international war crimes tribunal. In a debate on Czech public television minister Kohout said the use of chemical weapons against civilians was a crime against humanity which the international community could not ignore. He and his predecessor in office Karel Schwarzenberg agreed that a military strike against Syria now seemed inevitable, though the Czech Republic would prefer to see a political solution. The Czech embassy in Damascus, which now serves US and Slovak nationals as well, is to remain open for the time being.