Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Friday said that while he was not "obsessed" with becoming prime minister, eventually leading the country was his ultimate goal.
Speaking in an interview with Channel 2, Liberman denied reports that he would become prime minister as part of a rotation with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, after the leaders announced Thursday that their respective parties, Yisrael Beytenu and Likud would be running on a joint list for the 19th Knesset.
"Clear and simple that that is not true, I support the prime minister to serve the full term," Liberman stated.
Liberman said that, according to his agreement with Netanyahu, he would serve as foreign minister, defense minister or finance minister in the next government. He stated that he would prefer to remain foreign minister, and that would likely be the outcome.
On the issue of his political ambitions, Liberman stated, "Every soldier must strive to be chief of staff, just as every politician wants, eventually, to stand at the top of the system. I'm not obsessed with this, but that is my goal."