Clinton aides deny interest in World Bank job
Aides of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday denied reports that she was eyeing the job of World Bank president, DPA reported.
"The story is completely untrue," Clinton's aide Philippe Reines was quoted as saying by the Washington Post.
A report by the Reuters news agency had earlier quoted unnamed sources as saying Clinton was considering the job. Clinton has stated publicly that she will not serve again as secretary of state after 2012 and will not run for president, leaving open questions about her political future.
Clinton has expressed "absolutely no" interest in the job and would not take it if offered, Reines said in a statement from Abu Dhabi, a stop on Clinton's latest trip to the Middle East.
She has not discussed the idea of moving to the World Bank with the White House, he added. "The story is bogus."
The term of the World Bank's current president, Robert Zoellick, expires in 2012. World Bank officials have said that Zoellick has not stated yet whether he wants to stay in his job for another term.