"This [remark] leads to [Zaoralek's] removal from the position of the foreign affairs committee head, as a representative of this committee doesn't have a right to say anything like this," Gazdik said as broadcast by the Czech Television.
Petr Fiala, the leader of the Civic Democratic Party, supported Gazdik, saying that Former Czech foreign minister Lubomir Zaoralek's statement had showcased his "insensitivity" and "lack of qualification."
In October, Zaoralek said that NATO forces' operation in Afghanistan was a mistake, as well as NATO's engagement in the Iraq War. Zaoralek said that NATO should withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, which came against the backdrop of a Czech serviceman's recent death in Afghanistan.
Vojtech Filip, the leader of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, was critical of Czech military presence in Afghanistan, but still slammed Zaoralek, claiming that he "did not have a right to say these words."
"This was a poor statement, considering that he [Zaoralek] voted in June for the continuation of the Czech mission in Afghanistan," he said, as broadcast by the Czech Television.