Police interrogate Lieberman

2009-04-02 18:02

Jerusalem - Israeli police say they have interrogated the country's new hard-line foreign minister for more than seven hours in connection to an ongoing bribery probe.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld says Avigdor Lieberman was questioned on Thursday at the headquarters of the national fraud squad in central Israel.

Rosenfeld says the questioning was connected to a long-standing investigation into Lieberman's business dealings. His lawyer and daughter have also been questioned in the case and he denies the allegations.

Lieberman took office this week as foreign minister. He has raised concerns around the world with statements seen as racist and his opposition to the past year of US-backed peace talks.