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US President Trump: We stand ready to assist Lebanon

During his White House press conference, US President Donald Trump highlighted the recent explosions in Beirut and showed readiness to help.

On late-Tuesday, Lebanon witnessed a massive explosion that took over 70 lives and injured more than 3,700 people, as per the Lebanese Health Ministry. Following the devastative event, the Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for a two-week of a state of emergency.

Key quotes

We stand ready to assist Lebanon; it looks like a terrible attack.

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FX implications

While rumors point towards the Middle East’s hand behind the incident, US President Trump’s interference may flare up political tension. However, neither the risk barometer AUD/USD nor WTI has shown any major reaction to the news.

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