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

Lebanon's Central Bank / AFP

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.

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