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Cutting Russia from SWIFT banking system ‘an option:’ Biden

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Banning Russia from the SWIFT international payments system remains an “option” but America’s European allies oppose the move for the moment, President Joe Biden said Thursday.

“It is always an option but right now that’s not the position that the rest of Europe wishes to take,” Biden told reporters at a news conference addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


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