Saddam Calls World Bank a 'Cancer'

Published June 16th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

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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