Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned after being charged with breach of trust following a long-running investigation.
Mr Lieberman has also resigned as deputy prime minister, and said he would fight to clear his name of the charges.
The case against him relates to a financial scandal dating back more than a decade.
His resignation comes five weeks before Israel’s general election.
“Though I know I committed no crime… I have decided to resign my post as foreign minister and deputy prime minister,” Mr Lieberman said in a statement released by his office.
He also said he would waive his parliamentary immunity in order to settle the charges quickly, according to Reuters.
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