IMF will grant loan to Yugoslavia in June - Dep PM

YUGOSLAVIA - The International Monetary Fund will grant its first stand-by loan to Yugoslavia this month even though the country's failure to adopt a war crimes law had been expected to block aid, Deputy Prime Minister Miroljub Labus said on 7 June.

"On 11 June the IMF will adopt the first stand-by agreement for us," Labus told an information technology meeting.

Adoption of the law on cooperation with the war crimes tribunal had been seen as necessary if Yugoslavia is to win U.S. backing at an