Iceland finance minister says won't resign over Panama Papers scandal

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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 4:23 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Iceland's Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said on Tuesday he would not resign over the Panama Papers revelations, a week after the country's prime minister stepped down over the leaks.

Asked by reporters in London whether he would quit, Benediktsson answered: "No".

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned as prime minister last week after leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed his wife owned millions of dollars worth of previously undisclosed shares in a company that held debt from failed Icelandic banks.

(Writing by Andrew Heavens)