mikheil saakashvili 2013-05-22

Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has called Georgia’s National Security Council together for another session in the beginning of this week to discuss a video threat uploaded on Youtube.

The video contains threats against Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan and also threatens to attack inside Georgia.

The same day as the video was uploaded, the Defense Ministry in Georgia announced that a suicide attack on the country’s base in Helmand province, Afghanistan, had killed seven and wounded nine of its soldiers.

According to the short statement by the president’s administration, the president is ready to select a date after agreeing with the prime minister’s apparatus on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Defense Minister Irakli Alasania has indicated that he will attend the session. The last time the Council met, last week, he and Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze were abroad and unable to attend. The prime minister was also absent because his schedule was fully booked for that day.

The last session was dedicated to discussing the moving of the de facto border by Russian border guards close to South Ossetia.

The National Security Council consists of the prime minister, the foreign, defense, interior and finance ministers, the secretary of the Security Council, the president, who chairs it, and the speaker of parliament.