Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to resign as Israeli FM following indictment …From Haaretz …
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced Friday that he plans to resign from his position, following the Attorney General’s decision to indict him on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Lieberman suggested that he will try to secure a plea bargain before the upcoming elections in January, and added that he made the decision following deliberations with his lawyers, despite the fact that he was told he was not obligated to resign from his position as foreign minister.
“Even though I know I did not commit any crime… I decided to resign from my post as foreign minister and deputy prime minister and remove my immunity,” Lieberman announced Friday. “Following 16 years of investigations against me, I will now be able to end this matter quickly and without delays, and finally clear my name.”