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MOSCOW, March 3. /Corr. The Dilshad Lomovsky/. President of the International chess Federation Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is ready to take the test on a lie detector before the government of the United States of America concerning the imposition of sanctions against him by the American Ministry of Finance. About it journalists were reported by Ilyumzhinov himself.
At the end of November it became known that the U.S. imposed sanctions against Ilyumzhinov, calling because he allegedly provided material aid and acted on behalf and in the interests of the Syrian government and the Central Bank of the country. Later the FIDE presidential Board approved the suspension of the powers of Ilyumzhinov.
“I contacted the U.S. government saying that I can pass a polygraph test can answer all questions using a lie detector. After that – silence. This trial will be to go 90 days”, – said Ilyumzhinov.
Earlier also it was reported that powers can be returned Ilyumzhinov in March, when there will be another Council of FIDE.