World Bank Vows a Big Loan to Iran
$900 Million for Mullahs, as Zoellick Snubs Inquiry
By ELI LAKE
Staff Reporter of the Sun
November 5, 2007
WASHINGTON — The World Bank is defying requests from an influential congressman to stall nearly $900 million in loans to Iran.
Earlier this year, the president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, who before taking that office served in a top Bush administration foreign policy post, declined a privately made request from Rep. Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, to suspend the loans. World Bank spokesmen told The New York Sun that the bank will go ahead with the loans....
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