Aznar urges Argentina to bite IMF bullet

SPAIN - Spain's prime minister bluntly urged debt-strapped Argentina on Friday to take "painful decisions" and secure a deal with the International Monetary Fund as fast as possible.

With the visibly irritated Argentine President Eduardo Duhalde at his side, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar told a news conference at a two-day summit of European Union and Latin American leaders that Argentina's future rested largely on an IMF pact.

"I wish that all the measures be taken for an accord as fast as p

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