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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.

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.