Iraqi president Saddam Hussein said Thursday the World Bank is a "cancer" gnawing at the Third World, the official INA news agency reported.
"Economists contract loans with the World Bank or other financial institutions which were created to be a cancer in Third World countries," he was quoted as telling Yemeni transport minister Abdel Malek Sayyani.
INA said Sayyani had brought Saddam a message from Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh on the economic situation in his country.
Yemen has adopted austerity measures inspired by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund - BAGHDAD (AFP)
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