France confirms consular contact with IMF chief
Updated: 2011-05-18 06:45
The buildings of the jail at Rikers Island where International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held after being denied bail subsequent to being arrested and charged on Sunday with sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, are seen in New York May 17, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
"We are in contact with US authorities, the IMF, but not with the judge," Valero said.
Previous reports said the consul-general of France had met with the chief of International Money Fund (IMF) on Saturday night New York time under the regular rules of consular protection.
When inquired about the successor of the IMF chief, the spokesman said French authority would speak at a proper moment, but for the time being, it's important for the IMF to continue its mission in current international financial situation.
Strauss-Kahn was arrested by New York police Saturday for alleged sexual attack against a hotel maid.
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