World Bank chief:US playing with fire on debt limit
WASHINGTON, July 29
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The United States is courting calamity with the continuing stalemate in Congress over raising the country's debt limit, the World Bank's chief said on Friday.
"Whatever the logic about the tactics, it's a very dangerous environment," Robert Zoellick told a meeting of the Society for International Development.
"To be blunt, to have a debt default in the United States would not only be a financial calamity but should be an embarrassment for every American" he added.
(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton, Editing by Andrea Ricci)
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