Germany: Russia, US & Europe must cooperate to resolve Syrian crisis - Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised that Russia's cooperation in Syria's conflict is necessary to establish peace in the country in Schkeuditz, Wednesday, adding every other power involved with influence in the region, including the US, Europe, Iran and Saudi Arabia, must be included in the negotiations. Speaking at the lectern of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Conference of Future, Merkel also commented on the refugee crisis labelling it Europe's collective responsibility, a "European bid," that has to be dealt with together. Concluding her statement Merkel defined two constant pillars of the German society, which are the country's support of Israel's right of existence and NATO membership.