Iraq revalues currency to 1300 IQD per USD: statement

A man holds money as he poses for a picture at a foreign currency exchange market in Baghdad, Iraq, December 20, 2020. (Reuters photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq’s cabinet approved a currency revaluation on Tuesday and set the exchange rate at 1,300 dinars per U.S. dollar, a cabinet statement said on Tuesday.

The Iraqi dinar had been selling at 1,470 dinars against the dollar before the New York Federal Reserve introduced tighter controls on international dollar transactions by commercial Iraqi banks in November.

The move by the Federal Reserve was designed to stop the illegal siphoning of dollars to Iran.

In recent weeks the dinar was selling at around 1,690 dinar per dollar.

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