Source Pravda.Ru

SELT (unified trading session, closing) Average-Weighted Exchange Rate - 29.7969 RUR/USD

The high on today's deals amounted to 29.8051 RUR/USD, the low was 29.775 RUR/USD on the Electronic Trading System (SELT). The last deal was concluded at 29.79 RUR/USD. The trade volume amounted to $69.784m. The number of deals reached 1,718.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump regime "sought options to strike Iran," falsely saying it may pursue a course no previous US leadership considered. More on this below.

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In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.

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