Demonstrations condemning the corrupt in Lebanon in front of the Central Bank headquarters (Anatolia)
Negation Governor of the Banque du Liban Riad SalamehToday, Friday, the Swiss newspaper “Le Temps” accused him of interfering to delete 14 pages of the International Monetary Fund report, considering that the article was “fake.”
Salama said: “The article and everything that came in it is not true, and that he attributed these accusations and interferences to Hakim. Consumption of Lebanon The (Central) is far from reality, and the alleged deletion of 14 pages from this report has negative goals against the ruler himself, and is part of the ongoing aggressive targeting campaign against his person.
He stressed that “the method of work International Monetary Fund It is serious and transparent, and whoever knows how it works will not believe such lies and gossip.”
Salameh explained that “whoever prepares such a report is a working team composed of several persons from the International Monetary Fund who visits Lebanon and discusses all topics on the basis of which the report will be drawn up, as well as the results of this report, with all concerned parties in the Lebanese state, especially the President of the Republic and the President of the Council of Ministers.” Ministers, the Minister of Finance and the Central Council of the Banque du Liban, and not only the governor, then the IMF team heads to Washington in the United States of America, where the final report is written and sent to the Lebanese state, and not just the Banque du Liban, to put its comments on it that can be taken Or not. After that, this report will be discussed and approved by the IMF Board of Directors, which is composed of executive directors representing all countries of the world.”
He considered that, “It is clear that what was issued by the newspaper confirms the lack of seriousness of the article, as it is attributed to the Governor of the Banque du Liban personally deleting 14 pages from the report of such a global and respected institution such as the International Monetary Fund,” adding: “What is suspicious is the timing of writing this article and Lebanon’s announcement of the start of serious negotiations.” With the International Monetary Fund, there is cause for concern, as there are parties whose goal is to thwart all efforts to recover Lebanon.”
The statement added: “The strange thing is that all these aggressive campaigns against the governor of the Banque du Liban began in April 2020 after Lebanon announced its failure to pay the Eurobonds in March 2020, knowing that these campaigns against the person of the governor of the Banque du Liban will not deter him from discovering and revealing who were the campaigners.” CDS when Lebanon fails to pay its Eurobonds.”
The Swiss newspaper accused the Banque du Liban and its governor, Riad Salameh, of deleting 14 main pages of an International Monetary Fund report in 2016, concealing information warning of the catastrophe that the country is experiencing today, and thus obliterating the reality of the crisis without taking any steps to address it and limit its repercussions.
The newspaper confirmed that it obtained a document of a meeting that took place on April 9, 2016 between a team from the IMF and Salameh and executives at the Central Bank, during which the representative of the Fund in Lebanon, Alvaro Perez, addressed the Central Bank Governor by saying: “You are on the edge of the abyss.”
For his part, the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, MP Gebran Bassil (son-in-law of President Michel Aoun), launched an attack on Salameh, accusing him of “deliberately obliterating the truth and adding a crime to a crime.”
Bassil wrote on his Twitter account: “Another shocking fact in April 2016, on the eve of his financial engineering, the Governor of the Banque du Liban deleted 14 pages from a report issued by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank warning of a catastrophe after discovering the central bank’s large deficit and loss of liquidity from banks 3 and a half years ago. From the beginning of the collapse, the ruler deliberately obliterated the truth and added a crime to a crime.”
Lebanon formed a negotiating delegation with the International Monetary Fund after the agreement between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and it includes Deputy Prime Minister H. Ministers and seek the assistance of experts from the specialists, according to the topics or files raised in the negotiation process.
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