JERUSALEM Dec 13 Israeli Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday he did not have to resign
after being charged with fraud and breach of trust, but added he
would further study the indictment against him.
"I do not have to resign," Lieberman said in a speech a few
hours after the Justice Ministry announced its decision not to
pursue more serious corruption charges. "A final decision will
be made after consultation with my lawyers and in the
consideration of not hurting the voting public."
The right-wing party of Lieberman and Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu is predicted to win in a Jan. 22 election.