Interior Minister Vladimír Palko reported that Slovakia is preparing for possible retaliatory terrorist attacks in the event of war with Iraq by tightening border and visa controls with some nationals and launching a civil defense system.
Palko said the civil defense council regarded a war as "very likely".
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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8. Jan 2003 at 8:49