April 7, 2017 / 1:36 AM / 7 months ago

Dollar falls against yen after U.S. missile launch in Syria

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar slipped against the safe-haven Japanese yen on Friday, after a U.S. launch of cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria.

Light is cast on a U.S. one-hundred dollar bill next to a Japanese 10,000 yen note in this picture illustration shot February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Shohei Miyano/Illustration/File Photo

An U.S. official said the strike has already been completed.

The dollar erased its early modest gains and slipped 0.3 percent to 110.46 yen, compared with a session high of 110.99.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “something should happen” with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a deadly poison gas attack in that country.

Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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