/Dutch foreign minister resigns after lying about Putin meeting

Dutch foreign minister resigns after lying about Putin meeting

Foreign Matters Priest Halbe Zijlstra revealed his resignation Tuesday, claiming the hit to his integrity made remaining in the duty illogical. 

” I see nothing else choice today than to hand in my resignation to his grandeur the King,” a weepy Zijkstra informed MPs in parliament. “The Netherlands is worthy of a preacher that is over any kind of question.”

The international preacher had actually encountered expanding telephone calls from the resistance to tip down after he conceded Monday to fibbing regarding a celebration held by Russian Head of state Vladimir Putin a years previously.

Zijlstra, a member of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s center-right VVD party, formerly asserted to have actually existed at the 2006 conference where Putin made questionable remarks regarding a “better Russia.” However today Zijlstra stated he did not as a matter of fact go to the conference, yet had actually read about it from another person.

The Dutch preacher later on cautioned versus Russian hostility. He has actually because looked for to safeguard the mischaracterization of his participation in case by claiming he thought about Putin’s declarations geopolitically crucial as well as took credit report for hearing them very first hand due to the fact that he wished to safeguard his resource. 

The mediator’s resignation came with the begin of a quickly called session of parliament in the Hague at which he was anticipated to deal with wondering about from resistance legislators over the lie.

nm/kms (Reuters, AP)