Czech foreign ministry welcomes Obama’s strategy against Islamic State in UN address

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Lubomír Zaorálek, says his country welcomes US President Barack Obama’s strategy against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. Speaking at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Saturday, Mr. Zaorálek said events in Iraq showed that terrorism had taken on a new dimension and had to be faced with the utmost decisiveness. The minister said that the main task of the international community was to ensure global security but also dignity and prosperity. The Czech Republic says it will not take part in military action against Islamic State; however, it has sent munitions to help Kurds fighting the militants.

Author: Ian Willoughby