Iran arrests currency traders as rial plummets

Police in Iran have arrested dozens of unlicensed money traders, as concerns grow over the currency's downward spiral against the dollar.

by

    Police in Iran have arrested dozens of unlicensed money traders, as concerns grow over the falling value of the Iranian rial.

    President Hassan Rouhani is under pressure to stop the currency's slide against the dollar, which business people say is doing serious harm to the economy.

    Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    In the basement of an old museum in a village in Albania, a 78-year-old woman protects the last remnant of a dictator.

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Many formerly imprisoned women of colour return to neighbourhoods transformed beyond recognition. What awaits them?

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda discusses the hunt for genocide suspects.