Radar treaty to give Czechs preferential protection

14-05-2008

The main Czech-American treaty on the stationing of a US radar base on Czech soil will guarantee preferential protection against a missile attack to Czechs, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The Czech Republic will be also able to participate on the development of plans for anti-missile protection in Europe.

Under the treaty, the Czech Republic will be responsible for providing external security for the US radar base on Czech soil and the base will be guarded by Czech military police. The US will be responsible for internal security and order at the base and the radar will be guarded by US troops. The agreement is yet to be approved by the Czech Parliament.