Lebanon central bank governor says allegations against him are "fabrications" - statement

Salameh said on Tuesday that all allegations about money transfers by him, his brother or his assistant are "fabrications and false news"

  
Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during a news conference at Central Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, November 11, 2019.

Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during a news conference at Central Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, November 11, 2019.

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BEIRUT- Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh said on Tuesday that all allegations about money transfers by him, his brother or his assistant are "fabrications and false news".

The Central Bank issued the statement after Lebanon's justice minister said she had received a request by Swiss judicial authorities for cooperation and a government official confirmed there was a European inquiry into money transfers by Salameh.

(Reporting by Laila Bassam and Ellen Francis; Writing by Maha El Dahan and Alison Williams) ((Maha.Dahan@thomsonreuters.com; + 9712 4082101; Reuters Messaging: maha.dahan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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