BBC新闻100篇:BBC News Item 8

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[00:00.00]The head of the International Monetary Fund says

[00:02.85]Greece has nothing to fear from the organization.

[00:05.46]At a news conference in Washington,

[00:07.95]Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the IMF was trying to provide Greece

[00:11.99]with the advice and resources necessary

[00:14.11]to help with its debt problem.

[00:16.03]Andrew Walker reports from Washington.

[00:18.02]Mr.Strauss-Kahn was responding to a Greek journalist

[00:21.13]who said the Greek public are demonizing the IMF

[00:24.12]that they fear things will be worse with IMF involvement.

[00:27.23]The agency has a reputation for requiring borrowing countries

[00:31.02]to make deep cuts in popular government spending programs.

[00:33.82]Mr. Strauss-Kahn said the Greek people should think of the IMF

[00:37.56]as a cooperative organization

[00:39.55]where the countries of the world work together

[00:41.72]to help those in trouble

[00:43.21]by providing resources and advice

[00:45.27]on behalf of the international community.

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