Interior Minister and Deputy
Premier Matteo Salvini said Wednesday that his policy of closing
Italy's ports to ships carrying migrants after rescues at sea
The minister's statement came after President Sergio
Mattarella said earlier in the day that no one is above the law.
"Today President Mattarella recalled that no one is above the law and he is right," said Salvini, the leader of the rightwing League party. "That is why I, respecting the law, the Constitution and the commitment taken with respect to the Italian people, closed the ports to human traffickers.
"Investigate me and put me on trial, but I'll keep going".
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright ANSA