Israeli foreign minister resigns

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced he is resigning a day after an indictment for breach of trust was filed against him by the country’s attorney general.

Israeli foreign minister resigns

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced he is resigning a day after an indictment for breach of trust was filed against him by the country’s attorney general.

Mr Lieberman’s decision could throw the Israeli political system into upheaval a month ahead of elections.

Israel’s attorney general indicted Mr Lieberman on Thursday for alleged breach of trust, but decided not to file a number of more serious charges in a fraud and money-laundering case.

“I have decided to resign from my position as foreign minister and deputy prime minister,” Mr Lieberman wrote in a statement released by his office.

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