Zapatero 'absolutely"'rules out economic rescue for Spain
Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero "absolutely" ruled out Friday any Irish-style financial rescue for the Spanish economy.
The prospect of a rescue for Spain's economy, which is twice the size of that of Ireland, Greece and Portugal combined, is sowing deep concern in world financial markets.
"I am not delivering a message of confidence just because I want to but because of concrete facts," the prime minister said in an interview with Catalan radio RAC 1.
Asked if he could rule out a rescue he replied: "Absolutely."
Zapatero said there was "no scenario" under which a rescue of Spain could be envisioned.
"Those who push this idea are not contributing to calm," he said.
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