Merkel 'firmly' Rejects Reversing Refugee Policy After Attacks

Merkel 'firmly' rejects reversing refugee policy after attacks

BERLIN, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 28th july, 2016) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday "firmly" rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country. Merkel told reporters that the assailants "wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need". "We firmly reject this," she said. Merkel, who interrupted a summer holiday at her cottage north of Berlin to face the media in the capital, told reporters that four brutal assaults within a week were "shocking, oppressive and depressing" but not a sign that authorities had lost control.