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The “billions of dollars” transferred from Europe, following the nuclear deal, allow Iran to continue its nuclear aspirations, Netanyahu told Merkel.

 By Yona Schnitzer/TPS 

All Iranian forces must leave Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, during a joint joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Speaking about the Iranian nuclear threat, Netanyahu told Merkel that it is the “billions of dollars” transferred from Europe, following the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which allow Iran to continue its nuclear aspirations.

“[Those] funds didn’t go to benefit Iranian citizens, but to Iran’s war machine, which is bent on conquering the entire Middle East,” Netanyahu asserted.

The Israeli premier thanked his German counterpart for her strong stance against anti-Semitism as well as for standing up for Israel’s security.

Merkel also addressed the situation between Israel and the Palestinians, telling Netanyahu that Germany “prefers the two-state solution.”