Tunisia interior minister says ready to resign

TUNIS Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:24am EDT

Tunisia's Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou speaks during a news conference in Tunis July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia's Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou speaks during a news conference in Tunis July 26, 2013.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou said on Tuesday he was ready to resign, as pressure mounted to dissolve the Islamist-led government.

"I have a great wish to resign, and I am ready to resign," he told the local Mosaique radio station. "A salvation government or national unity government must be formed to get Tunisia out of this bottleneck."

(Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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