"It's in our national interest that AIG survive," said Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, a former AIG chairman and a major investor in the insurer. He told CNBC there could be "systemic risks" if AIG's trading partners try to get out of their contracts.
Asked if an AIG bankruptcy were possible, he said if the company doesn't get a bridge loan, new capital, or relief from rating agencies, "then there's no alternative, and that would be a disaster."
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