AS tensions build up in war-torn Syria, Fiji will only pull out from the peacekeeping mission if directed by the UN.
And the 501-member Fijian troops serving in the Golan Heights will be safe if US forces launch an attack on Syria.
Confirming this in an interview yesterday, RFMF Land Force Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga said the UN would handle anything to do with the safety of the Fijian soldiers.
"There are a lot of UN staff. Fiji is part of the United Nations community so if there is anything to do with their safety, the UN will look after them," he said.
"There are procedures in place to make sure they are safe. If the UN thinks that they are required to be pulled out from the area, they will be pulled out accordingly. It is a decision that has to be made by the UN."
Lt-Col Tikoitoga said they received daily briefings on the welfare of the Fijian soldiers serving in Syria and the families were also notified of their safety.
President Barack Obama has vowed punitive action against Syria but wants Congress to vote on it first.
According to BBC, the Obama administration has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
He said samples from hair and blood gathered after the attack "tested positive for signatures of sarin".
The US blames the Syrian Government for the August 21 attack, labelling it as the biggest and deadliest apparent attack killing about 1400 people.
In a statement issued to this newspaper, French President Francois Hollande said the Syria massacre must not go unpunished. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said samples collected by the UN chemical weapons inspection team in Syria would be transferred to laboratories.
The spokesperson said the whole process of transferring the samples would adhere strictly to the highest established standards of verification recognised by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.