Liberman vows to quit politics if convicted

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
April 20, 2013 22:16

 
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Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman vowed over the weekend to leave politics if he is convicted in his ongoing corruption trial.

The trial is expected to be completed in July and a verdict given by October. In an interview with Yediot Aharonot, he said he wants to be cleared of the charges against him, but he did not sound like a conviction would upset him.

"I make tough decisions easily," he said. "I can very easily decide to leave politics. I never thought I would be a Knesset member. I was not born a minister and I don't have an obsession to stay in politics. If I'll be convicted, I will do what a fair person must do."

When asked what he intended to do following his political career, Liberman joked that he intended to become a professional tennis player.

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