Wolfowitz proud of World Bank record

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The outgoing President of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz has strongly defended his time in office and claimed that his resignation came about due to emotions becoming overheated.

Wolfowitz who resigned earlier this month after just two years in the post, was speaking in an exclusive interview with the BBC World Service.

Commenting on the scandal regarding his the promotion and salary of his girlfriend, Shaha Riza, Wolfowitz told the Newshour programme, "I'm pleased that finally the board did accept that I acted in good faith and acted ethically and I accept the fact that by the time we got around to that, emotions here were so overheated that I don't think I could have accomplished what I wanted to accomplish for the people I really care about."
When asked about his relationship with the Bank and the calls from current and former bank staff for him to go, he said, "I think it tells us more about the media than about the bank and I'll leave it at that. People were reacting to a whole string of inaccurate statements and by the time we got to anything approximating accuracy the passions were a round the bend."

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