Report: Netanyahu says he’s ready to step down but has no suitable successor

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a former senior legal official he is willing to resign as premier, but there is no one sufficiently qualified to replace him, Channel 10 news report.

“I’m ready to leave my role as prime minister tomorrow, but I have no one with whom to leave the keys,” it quotes Netanyahu as saying.

Though the report does not say when the conversation took place, it says the prime minister was not speaking with his unnamed interlocutor in reference to ongoing criminal investigations in which he is a suspect.

Netanyahu’s Likud party denies the prime minister every said such a thing.

“We suggest that everyone not to rely on this,” it tells the network.

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