Netanyahu Warns Merkel That ‘Religious War’ In Syria Will Lead To Greater Influx Of Refugees

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Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu warned Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel Monday that the “religious war” in Syria will lead to a greater influx of refugees to Europe.

Netanyahu, 68, emphasized that the ongoing “religious war” in Syria will lead to more asylum seekers trying to enter Europe, he told Merkel at a press conference in Berlin, according to France24. The prime minister expressed his concern for religious tensions in Syria promulgated by Iran trying to convert the mainly Sunni Syrian population to Shiism. Netanyahu believes that the result of the religious dispute will lead to a greater influx of Syrian refugees to the European Union.

The Israeli politician told Merkel that Iran is trying to “conduct a religious campaign in largely Sunni Syria but try to convert Sunnis.” Germany has already received more than one million refugees, primarily from Syria since 2015. (RELATED: Pork Sales In Germany Have Fallen Due To Muslim Population)

“This will inflame another religious war — this time a religious war inside Syria and the consequences will be many, many more refugees and you know where exactly they will come,” Netanyahu added. (RELATED: TEARS IN TEHRAN: Trump Pulls US Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal)

Netanyahu is currently on a three-day European tour where he is also meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the threat of Iran, The Guardian reported.

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